101st Airborne Division Screaming Eagles, US Army
101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION SCREAMING EAGLES, US ARMY
History: Activated 23 July 1918 as 101st Division, organized 2 November 1918 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Inactivated 11 December 1918 at the same locaton. Assigned 24 june 1921 to the Organized Reserve. Activated at Camp Caliborne, Louisiana as the 101st Airbone Division on 15 August 1942. Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France.
(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
(Division Artillery Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Divisional Artillery Distinctive Unit Insignia: A gold metal and enamel device 1 1/16 inches (2.70 cm) in height overall consisting of a winged gold artillery shell charged with the motto “DE NUBIBUS” (From the Clouds) in scarlet lettering, the wing scarlet.
The Eagle's Head alludes to the Eagle named Old Abe which during the US Civil War was mascot of one of the Regiment's of the Iron Brigade. The Colour Black of the Shield fourther alludes to the Iron Brigade.
Divisional Artillery Distinctive Unit Insignia: In the scarlet and gold of the Artillery, the airborne character of the Division is indicated by the winged shell.
The Divisional Artillery DUI was approved on 13 November 1942. It was amended to correct the spelling of the motto on 21 November 1968.
Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.
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