The Eleventh Corps was activated on June 15th, 1942,
with Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, conducted maneuvers
in Tennessee in 1942, participated in winter maneuvers in
Northern Wisconsin in early 1943, and directed the Blue Forces
during the Second Army Tennessee maneuvers of November of 1943.
After two changes of station, the Corps embarked for the
Pacific theater in March of 1944 and was assigned to the Alamo
Force after arriving at Finschhafen, New Guinea.
The shoulder patch worn by the XI Corps during WW II was
approved by the AGO on September 3rd, 1 942. The colors
represent the National Colors, and the total number of
dots on the dice indicate the unit's designation. The dice
also suggest the gamble taken by all contestants in warfare,
and the eleven shown on the dice is one of the "natural"
winning combinations in the game of dice. Together they
symbolize the gamble of combat, and the XI Corps as a