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I Armored Corps
Shoulder sleeve insignia of I Armored Corps
Active 1940–1943[1]
Country United States United States of America
Branch  United States Army
Size Corps

World War II

Lieutenant General George S. Patton
Major General Adna R. Chaffee, Jr.

I Armored Corps was a World War II corps of the United States Army. The army made its debut in Operation Torch on November 1942 under the command of Major-General George S. Patton. In July 1943 it was redesignated as the Seventh United States Army.

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Shoulder sleeve insignia[edit | edit source]

  • Description: On an equilateral triangle with a green border, one point up, divided into three sections, the upper section yellow, the dexter section blue, and the sinister section red, a gun bendwise in front of a tank track and wheels all black and overall a red lightning flash bend sinisterwise. In the apex the Roman numeral "I" in black.
  • Symbolism:
  1. Yellow, blue, and red are the colors of the branches from which armored units were formed.
  2. The tank tread, gun, and lightning flash are symbolic of mobility, power, and speed.
  3. The corps designation is in Roman numerals.

Distinctive unit insignia[edit | edit source]

  • None approved.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Axlerod, Alan; Phillips, Charles (1998). "PATTON, George Smith". The Macmillan Dictionary of Military Biography. New York, NY, USA: Macmillan Publishers. p. 339. ISBN 0-02-861994-3. 
  2. Fort Knox, KY • History[dead link]
  3. Combined Arms Research Library
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  5. 5.0 5.1 Combined Arms Research Library
  6. Biographies : Brigadier General Robert H. Strauss[dead link]
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  9. "Patton Timeline". Historyinfilm.com. http://www.historyinfilm.com/patton/timeline.htm. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  10. US Army World War II Corps Commanders
  11. "Articles: Tunisa: WWII Change of Command, 1943". Historical Text Archive. http://historicaltextarchive.com/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=202. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  12. "Hitler's Nemesis: The 9th Infantry Division – WWII G.I. Stories Booklet". Lone Sentry. http://www.lonesentry.com/gi_stories_booklets/9thinfantry/index.html. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 

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