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Travel Bug Dog Tag WW II-83rd Infantry in Normandy TB

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Released:
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of kraftlackl.

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Please drop this item in rural or Premium Member Only caches.  Do not drop it in an urban cache or leave it behind at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; this prevents the chain and tag tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take this travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission needed to leave the U.S.

About This Item

83rdInfDiv

Replica Shoulder Patch. This travel bug is one of several made to recognize the US Army Divisions that fought in Normandy and elsewhere in France in 1944. In the summer of 2012 the travel bug owner activated, dipped, then, in October, took the travel bugs to Normandy beaches, towns, museums and the American cemetery above Omaha Beach. Some of the bugs were released in France, but most were brought back to the states to be put into circulation.
  
The 83d Infantry Division arrived in England on 16 April 1944.  After training in Wales, the division landed at Omaha Beach, 18 June 1944, and entered the hedgerow struggle south of Carentan.  Taking the offensive, the 83rd reached the St. Lo-Periers Road, 25 July, and advanced 8 miles against strong opposition as the Normandy campaign ended.  Then elements of the division took Châteauneuf-d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Dinard and approached the heavily fortified area protecting St. Malo.  Intense fighting reduced enemy strong points and a combined attack against the Citadel Fortress of St. Servan caused its surrender.  The main body of the division concentrated south of Rennes for patrolling and reconnaissance activities.  On 16 September 1944, the only surrender of a German Major General to US-troops occurred.  A total of 18,850 men and 754 officers at the Loire bridge of Beaugency were taken prisoner.
 
The division patch was black felt triangle with a yellow symbol in the middle.  The symbol is comprised of the letters of the word "Ohio" superimposed on each other.  In WWII it was known as the "Thunderbolt Division" as well as the "Ohio Division."

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Tracking History (22757.1mi) View Map

Visited 7/19/2018 kraftlackl took it to Vesuvius - Il Gran Cono/The Big Cone Campania, Italy - .31 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/19/2018 kraftlackl took it to VESUVIO Campania, Italy - 6.15 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/18/2018 kraftlackl took it to Pompei - Santuario della Beata Vergine del Rosario Campania, Italy - 278.82 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/14/2018 kraftlackl took it to RA-Tour 6 - San Giovanni Battista Emilia–Romagna , Italy - .2 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/14/2018 kraftlackl took it to RA-Tour 3 - Insolito San Vitale Emilia–Romagna , Italy - .43 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/14/2018 kraftlackl took it to RA-Tour 10 - Verso il centro Emilia–Romagna , Italy - .18 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/14/2018 kraftlackl took it to RA-Tour 2 - Il Battistero Emilia–Romagna , Italy - .21 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/14/2018 kraftlackl took it to RA-Tour 4 - Dante riposa Emilia–Romagna , Italy - .18 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/14/2018 kraftlackl took it to RA-Tour 9 - Sant'Apollinare nuovo Emilia–Romagna , Italy - 65.53 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/14/2018 kraftlackl took it to RA-Tour 5 - Il cavallo di Palladino Emilia–Romagna , Italy - 67.27 miles  Visit Log
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