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The 5th Armored Infantry, according to a holonovel simulation of World War II stored in the holodeck of USS Voyager, was a division or unit of the Army of the United States of America during that 1940s conflict.
The holographic characters who identified themselves as being part of the 5th, under Captain Miller, wore the assignment patch of the US 29th Infantry Division. (VOY: "The Killing Game", "The Killing Game, Part II")
- In reality, there was no 5th Armored Infantry unit as part of the 29ᵗʰ ID in WW2's European theater of operations, although a mechanized infantry division and a armored division with similar designations took part in the conflict. If this was truly intended to be a fictional unit in a realistic interpretation of the war, it is possible it would be referred to as the US 5th Armored Infantry Regiment or the US 5th Armored Infantry Batallion However, there was a US 15th Armored Infantry Batallion serving with the US 5th Armored Division, and a US 50th Armored Infantry Batallion serving with the US 6th Armored Division.
- There were no actual "Armored Infantry" divisions during World War II. Units designated "Armored Infantry" were regimental level, or smaller, and attached to Armored Cavalry divisions. These should not be confused with Mechanized Infantry divisions. If the holonovel was meant to portray the actual 5ᵗʰ Infantry Division, then holographic characters and Voyager crew participants would have more correctly worn the "Red Devils" diamond patch:
- Instead of the 29ᵗʰ ID patch that was used in the episode: