U.S. Army 6th Armored Division Insignia

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Title

U.S. Army 6th Armored Division Insignia

Alternative Title

6th Armored Division Insignia

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Army

Description

The insignia for the U.S. Army's 6th Armored Division, which was activate from 1942 to 1945 and again from 1950 to 1956. During World War II, the Super Sixth, as the division was nicknamed, participated in the Invasion of Normandy.

A notable Floridian who served in the 6th Armored Division was Sergeant John F. Aylward, Jr. (1912-1944), who died on November 3, 1944. Also known as Jack, Sgt. Aylward was a part of the Headquarters Company within the 6th Armored Division, nicknamed the Super Sixth. Sgt. Aylward was originally from Ocala, Florida, and is interred at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France.

Source

Digital reproduction of original insignia.

Contributor

Anderson, Dwight

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

Medium

1 color insignia

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

France

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

This resource is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal Cemetery Project

Curator

Jaimes, Kyle
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"GRid=56370982" target="_blank">Sgt John F. "Jack" Aylward, Jr." Find A Grave. http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&
GRid=56370982.
Hofmann, George F. The Super Sixth: History of the 6th Armored Division in World War II and Its Post-War Association. Louisville, Ky: Sixth Armored Division Association, 1975.

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