Part #3, Army Tank Crewman WWII :
5th Armored Division, Tank Crewman.
Then the Division came to the Hurtgen Forest battle area in late November and they pushed the enemy back, to the banks of the Roer River, Involved again in very heavy fighting. On 22 December it was withdrawn to Verviers and placed in 12th Army Group reserve. I think the Khaki and Blue rank insignia was intended for use with the khaki summer / tropical uniforms, or khaki shirt and the olive and blue-on olive uniforms...but doesn't seem to hold up in practice, I've heard it was for Army and Army Air Cops identification-that does not seem true either to me.