U.S. Army WW2 European Theatre of Operations Advanced Base Patch

An orginal U.S. Army WW2 European Theatre of Operations Advanced base patch, machine embridered in red, white, and yellow thread on blue backing. The insignia depicts a the Allies breaking chains of NAZI oppresion, with a blue five pointed star in a white six lobed field, which is the emblem of Army service. The badge has no damage or repairs in good condition.

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Advanced Section Communications Zone European Theater of Operations Brief History

ADSEC the Advance Section of the Communications Zone, was a military logistics unit active in the Second World War. It was the farthest forward supply unit in the US Army’s European Theater of Operations (ETOUSA). The section moved forward with the armies, establishing the Communications Zone, the area directly behind the Combat Zone, in oder to provide close support to soldiers in combat.

ADSEC was formally activated at Bristol, England in February 1944. Upon its creation, ADSEC was attached to the U.S. First Army, but from the outset was one of the ten sections of the Communications Zone (Com-Z, ETO) logistics organization, and was the first Army logistical agency on the continent. ADSEC officially began operations on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (D-Day).

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