WWII Hygiene Kits and Personal Gear
Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:27 PM
I am attaching a photo of an unissued toothbrush the last one in the carton of issue, the handle is marked up ' DuPont - Park Avenue - Bristled with Nylon'. What was really interesting for me was to actually dig up the exact same manufacture brush in Bastogne about five years ago. So I keep these two in the carton to show pre-issue and an issued one. Cheers ( Lewis )
Posted 17 January 2007 - 03:58 PM
In my collection I have a set of unused WWII 'Ear Wardens', when I opened the carton last year to look at the contents I found an extra carton flap with the name of the lady who packed it 60 odd years ago. I think she had included it as a way of finding a pen friend in the forces. The lady's details are ' Clara Martucci, 1914 ???????, Erie, Pa'. Sorry I cannot make out the street name. I did contact some young lady at the 'Erie Times' but I don't think she could grasp the story that it had taken 60 odd years for this lady's little morale booster to come to light. I would have loved to follow it up and return the item to her children if they could be traced, or does anyone in the group know a reporter at the Erie Times that would like to do a little story on this one. Have a look at the attached photo image.
Posted 18 January 2007 - 07:34 AM
This was the one my uncle carried in Europe. Most of the containers still have contents in them.
Edited by doinworkinvans, 12 July 2015 - 04:48 PM.
Posted 18 January 2007 - 11:39 AM
Edited by doinworkinvans, 12 July 2015 - 04:49 PM.
Posted 18 January 2007 - 03:22 PM
Posted 20 January 2007 - 07:20 AM
I am attaching a photograph of WWII U.S. Army combs. This will help illustrate the designations' Standard', Substitute Standard', and ' Limited Standard'. In this case it is ' 'Substitute Standard'. The stock numbers are identical, however logically I believe the longer comb to be the earlier issued example, this was more costly to produce due to the length and the ' gold block' lettering on the side, it was made of brittle hard plastic. The shorter one is made of softer plastic and has ' Un-Breakable' molded into the side, and does have some amount of bend to it.
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