Army Special OD7 Herringbone Twill (HBT) Jacket (1945)

Saturday October 5th, 2019 admin

At this point, the Army was going to great lengths to protect troops from possible chemical warfare attack. In late 1942, most tops were modified with “gas flaps” on the chests and cuffs while trousers were fitted with overlapping flys in an effort to prevent blister agents from reaching soldiers’ […]

M-1945 Suspenders Foreign Modification (1960s)

Friday June 22nd, 2018 admin

These suspenders were modified from M-1945 Suspenders by some Europe countries (highly probably Greece) that received US military assistance in the Cold War era. There are several modifications: Two “branch straps” were removed. Spring hooks of the front suspendres were replaced by “bottle opener” hooks. Dual tiny D rings replaced […]

M-1950 Parachutists’ Individual Weapons Case

Sunday April 1st, 2018 admin

1951 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable Army Stock Number: 74-C-190   1968 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable FSN: 8465-261-4995 Assign Date: Unknown     1980 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable NSN: 8465-00-261-4995 Assign Date: Unknown […]

M-1943 Field Pack / Rucksack

Thursday March 1st, 2018 admin

This rucksack was issued to the Army in ETO. It’s predecessor version is Camouflage Jungle Rucksack.   Stock Number Reference: Pack, Field, M-1943 Army Stock Number: 74-P-20  

M-1943 Field Jacket

Wednesday November 29th, 2017 admin

Shown one size 40S.   Stock Number Reference: Jacket, Field, M-1943 Stock number – size sheet: Chest Sz / Height Sz SHORT REGULAR LONG 32 55-J-190-95 55-J-190-90 55-J-190-85 34 55-J-191-20 55-J-191-15 55-J-191-10 36 55-J-191-45 55-J-191-40 55-J-191-35 38 55-J-191-70 55-J-191-65 55-J-191-60 40 55-J-191-95 55-J-191-90 55-J-191-85 42 55-J-192-20 55-J-192-15 55-J-192-10 44 55-J-192-45 […]

Shelter Half Tent (1961)

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 admin

Two halves make a whole tent. Shown set circa 1961. Use with three-section wooden pole and five tent pins (pegs).   Stock Number Reference: Nomenclature FSN Assign Date Shelter Half, Tent 8340-262-3657 Unknown Pin, Tent, Aluminum, 9″ 8340-261-9749 Unknown Pole Section, Tent 8340-223-7849 Unknown

M-1 Ammunition Carrying Bag (1951)

Sunday August 7th, 2016 admin

A large ammunition bag with internal split. Holds six rifle grenades for M-1 Garland, or one .30 ammo box.   Stock Number Reference: Bag, Carrying, Ammunition Army Stock Number: 74-B-54-30

M1938 Dismounted Leggings (circa 1944)

Monday April 25th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Leggings, Canvas, Dismounted, M1938 OD3 Khaki Shade Size Stock Number 1R 72-L-61883 2R 72-L-61889 3R 72-L-61895 4R 72-L-61901 OD7 Olive Drab Shade Size Stock Number 1R 72-L-61920 2R 72-L-61923 3R (aquired) 4R (aquired)