Super bullion/ embroidered patch with “Blood And Fire” tab. Made in early occupation of Germany.
The 63rd Infantry Division arrived in the ETO in November of 1944, and like a good number of these late arriving divisions, the action closed in on the German homeland, and the fighting became quite heavy. This division racked up a number of decorations prior to VE Day.
This patch was made during German occupation in the year 1945, as this division began leaving for the States in August. Like the machine made patches, this is a larger patch being 4 inches high (including tab). The construction is embroidered cotton and bullion on an OD wool felt with a bullion twisted wire border. The backing is paper.
The tab is a period add-on made of red wool and gold embroidered thread. It is backed with a twill like OD fabric, and sewn directly to the back.
Condition doesn’t get much better.
Great looking patch.