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The USN Hospital Corps pouch vs the 14-280

Started by robinb , Sep 05 2012 08:05 PM

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#26 robinb

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

This entry is important to the 14-280 bag question. It calls for one bag for plasma. And there are 8 units of plasma. I don't know exactly what size a unit of plasma is, but I don't think it would be possible to fit 8 of them into a Hospital Corps Pouch, Small.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

Incredible list!

I own a corpsman jumper from a sailor on the USS Darke, this is very helpful in learning more of his equipment.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

Here's a picture of one plasma unit. There is no way that 8 of these woud fit in a Hospital Corps Pouch, Small. But they sure would fit in a Case, Canvas, Carrying, stock number 14-280.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

I saw four 14-280 bags yesterday at our local flea market. I sure got excited until close inspection found that all were ruined by some civilian owner. Full of holes, missing parts, and paint spilled on some of them. One even had a 3rd USMC Division patch painted on the side in red and yellow. It made me sick to have to pass on them.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:23 AM

Robin are you going to publish any of this documentation you have found? I would like to get copies of those equipment lists so i can better identify my collection.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

Hello Robinb, very interesting topic ... I think most readers dont' post because they are simply learning from you :)

I read somewhere that the corpsman bag was supplied empty, with the USN MD general supplies, just to be filled with what was available and necessary at the moment.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

I've found the answer to the missing stock number question. It was right here on the Forum the whole time in the field gear reference section. The stock number for the Hospital Corps Pouch, Large is 3-555.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

And the stock number for the Pouch, Hosptial Corps, Small is 3-560. Now can we please stop calling these pouches the 14-280?
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

And while I'm at it, we can all stop calling the USMC Parachutist bag the S14. that's not the whole title for that pouch. It's the S14-075 First Aid, Paratroop.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

Hi Robin, thanks for posting the info from the APA medical equip regs. I have a similar unit to the 14-280, but it is a 14-243 (a field medical unit 103 according to the manual). I have been looking for info on the unit 103 for years, but came up dry. Does the manual go into any specifics as to what was to be packed in each case? I have case 3 of 6. Thanks again for sharing this information!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Here is a shot of the fiber case that fits in this canvas.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

This is an incredible thread...

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

And the stock number for the Pouch, Hosptial Corps, Small is 3-560. Now can we please stop calling these pouches the 14-280?
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Mystery solved. Now somebody just needs to relay this information to a certain author.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

"Does the manual go into any specifics as to what was to be packed in each case?"

Thanks for adding your Unit 103 to my post. It's the first one that I have seen. I posted the list of Unit 103 items as you can see, but there is no list of what goes in each of the 6 parts of the set. I don't have any more information.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

Thanks, Robinb, for educating us about Hospital Corps pouches ... I won't speak for others, but it's really very interesting and well documented.

So now I have a 3-555 pouch in my collection B) ... I really need a 3-560 :D

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:05 AM

hello
one canvas listed on Robinb manual , beach medical resupply stock 813 468 , perhaps post war usn stencil addition

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thanks
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:23 PM

Thanks for the addition to this thread.



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Posted 01 May 2015 - 09:02 AM

Finally purchased one of these Fiber Cases for my Corpsman collection, interesting that it doesn't have any stenciling anywhere on the case.

 

Glad I finally found out! 

 

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 09:14 AM

Finally purchased one of these Fiber Cases for my Corpsman collection, interesting that it doesn't have any stenciling anywhere on the case.

 

Glad I finally found out! 

 

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Hello,

 

very nice case, I've seen some on Ebay and forums but never had the opportunity to get one  :(

 

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:47 AM

Pick this 14-280 Bag today for my Fiber case....I have a second one coming as well. 

Glad to finally find one! 

 

Leonardo

 

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:48 AM

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:18 PM

Hello Leonardo,

 

very nice bag ... the buckles seem different from the other bags displayed in this topic.

 

Now that you have the bag, you just need to fill the case  ;)

 

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 05:44 AM

Hello Leonardo,

 

very nice bag ... the buckles seem different from the other bags displayed in this topic.

 

Now that you have the bag, you just need to fill the case  ;)

 

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I have 7 of these bags now. There is not much consistency between them. Different buckles, width of shoulder straps, color, materials. and even the size varies from bag to bag.
 



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 06:49 AM

 

I have 7 of these bags now. There is not much consistency between them. Different buckles, width of shoulder straps, color, materials. and even the size varies from bag to bag.
 

 

...so the 14-280 bag is a collection topic by itself  B)

 

I wish I had one but they are near impossible to find here in Europe.

 

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 12:02 PM

I'm going to dog pile a little bit here.

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