Vintage Camp Campbell Compact, Vintage 1940's by Henriette
A sweetheart gift from the war, it's very well made, made in the USA. The insignia would be for an armored division in World War II. The name was changed in 1950 to Fort Campbell.
In great shape, it still has powder in it, no puff, just some surface wear on the bottom. The mirror is in good shape. It is 3 & 1/8" in diameter, complete with tank chains and a lightening bolt. Since the camp or fort was in use until 1962, this is a great piece of memorabilia for anyone trained at the post.
Also, a unique display for your vanity, a compact with a armored division insignia from the 20th Armored Division. The last picture is the shoulder insignia for the division.
An armored division of the United States Army in World War II. It was activated on 15 March 1943 at Camp Campbell in Kentucky. The division has no real nickname although it did associate itself with the nickname "Armoraiders" while in training at Camp Campbell.
After certification as a liberating division by the Center of Military History on 28 October 1988, and the awarding of a Liberation Certificate by the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, veterans of the division adopted the name Liberators as a division motto.
A little more history of the camp:
Early in the summer of 1942, the post's initial cadre, one officer and 19 enlisted men, arrived from Fort Knox, Kentucky. From that time until the end of World War II, Camp Campbell was the training ground for the 12th, 14th and 20th Armored divisions, Headquarters IV Armored Corps and the 26th Infantry Division. In the spring of 1949, the 11th Airborne Division arrived at Campbell following occupation duty in Japan. The 11th was in residence there until early 1956. By April 1950, the post had evolved from a wartime training camp to a permanent installation and was renamed Fort Campbell. From 1950 to 1962 the post operated an Airborne Course which trained nearly 30,000 soldiers as paratroopers before its inactivation.
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