This T-shirt design comes straight from the historic insignia, V Amphibious Corps (VAC). You can view the original patch right on our website here: https://wisvetsmuseum.catalogaccess.com/objects/19166
The V Amphibious Corps was a formation of the United States Marine corps which was composed of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Marine Divisions in World War II. The three divisions were the Amphibious Landing Force for the United States Fifth Fleet with the goal of removing Japanese forces from islands so U.S. Seabees could build advance bases to project U.S. power. In doing this, the V Amphibious Corps was notably involved in the battles for Tarawa, Saipan, and Iwo Jima. V Amphibious Corps was commanded by General Holland ‘Howlin Mad’ Smith followed by General Harry Schmidt.
You can view this and a number of other Marine patches on the Veterans Collection website here: https://veteranscollection.org/tag/usmc-patches/
Looking for more fashionable and historic clothing? Take a look at this Operation Overlord Short sleeve T-shirt, one of our best-selling shirts featuring Ally flags, here: https://store.wisvetsmuseum.com/product/vintage-military-t-shirt-operation-overlord-allies/
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