The jungle soldier is provided with two rubberized fabric bladders, each displacing between six and eight pounds of water. These bladders can be easily and rapidly inflated by blowing through a small rubber tube and then closing this tube by trucking the end under a fabric loop. When inflated the […]
Stock Number Reference: Item Army Stock Number Piton, Mountain, Type I, Rock, Horizontal 74-P-133-15 Piton, Mountain, Type II, Rock, Vertical 74-P-133-20 Piton, Mountain, Type III, Rock, Wafer 74-P-133-25 Piton, Mountain, Type IV, Ice 74-P-133-30 Piton, Mountain, Type V, Rock, Angle 74-P-133-35
The US Navy Diaphragm (ND) Mark IV Gas Mask was made in 1943-44 to replace the Mark III. The Mark III featured small oval-ish eye lenses, while the Mark IV features large semi-triangular eye lenses, providing more field of vision. The size of the Mark IV is “U” which means […]
Stock Number Reference: Leggings, Canvas, Dismounted, M-1938 OD3 Khaki Shade Size Army Stock Number 1R 72-L-61883 2R 72-L-61889 3R 72-L-61895 4R 72-L-61901
Goggles manufactured in heavy gauge olive drab painted steel with a series of six horizontal slit cut-outs for each eye. Simple corduroy face padding at the upper and lower edge and an adjustable elastic strap. Issued about 1944 and rarely worn by aircrews due to their limited visibility, but they […]
J.Q.M.D, 1942. Stock Number Reference: Bags, Mail, Canvas, With Leather Bottom, Top And Locking Strap Army Stock Number: 24-B-600
The M-3 Flak helmet was the first helmet designed expressly for use by American bomber crews. The M-3 has large hinged ear covers on its sides to accommodate a communications headset; the covers were originally lined with felt. Unlike M-1 helmets, the M-3 features a built-in suspension system. The headband […]
Navy contract M-1938 Leggings. Nomenclature and stock number acquired.
This pouch was designed for the invasion of the Japan Home Islands, but failed to see during the combat operation. Stock Number Rerference: (Nomenclature and stock number acquired)
The plotting board M10 is a fire control instrument designed to assist the operator in computing and plotting firing data. The plotting board is sturdy, simple to operate, accurate, and easilyt adopted to use by computers in the field. It carried in a durable canvas case. Stock Number Reference: […]
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’ […]
Stock number and nomenclature acquired. Shown one size medium.
Stock Number Reference: Carrier, Shovel, Intrenching, Rucksack Army Stock Number: 74-C-170
Stock Number Reference: Rucksack Army Stock Number: 74-R-350
Stock Number Reference: Components Name Naval Stock Number Haversack, M-1941 (acquired) Knapsack, M-1941 (acquired) Suspenders, M-1941 (acquired)