American WW2 77th Infantry Division Stencil Variation
This is a variation stencil for the 77th Infantry Division during WW2. The original had yellow paint and the two 'tabs' were paint in, to make a cut off pyramid shape. There were several different variations of this units stencil.
The 77th made an assault landing on Guam, 21 July 1944. The division landed on the east coast of Leyte on 23 November 1944. it landed at Ipil and fought up the east coast of Ormoc Bay to seize Ormoc on 10 December. The next combat assignment was Okinawa. In late March (26–29), the division made 15 landings, securing Kerama Retto and Keise Shima for the assault on Okinawa. On 16 April 1945, the 77th landed on Ie Shima, captured the airfield, and engaged in a bitter fight for "Government House Hill" and "Bloody Ridge." On April 25 it left Ie Shima for Okinawa, relieving the 96th Division on 1 May 1945. Fighting its way slowly against extremely heavy Japanese resistance. The division landed in Japan in October 1945 for occupation duty, and was inactivated a few months later on 15 March 1946.