Uniforms and Insignia

The most distinct piece of uniform of the 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate) were their Ike jackets issued to the Battalion very late May 1945, just prior to leaving for Norway.  These Ike jackets have the Battalion patch on the right sleeve and the 474th Regiment patch on the left sleeve.  Although the Battalion patch was approved earlier during the war, it was never worn on the uniforms until August 1945.  Between May and August 1945 a small US flag was worn in it’s place.

These jackets are often seen on period photographs from Norway and will usually have the OD bordered Battalion patch, although some known exceptions to this exists.