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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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#76 uplandmod

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:50 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.
 

 

I agree talking with other collectors and the ones I've seen in person they all appear different in minor details.

 

Thank you for the photo references, that will be especially helpful in purchasing items top fill the case.

 

LF



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 02:06 PM

Lightning strikes again! Corpsman pouch , June 1945.

 

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 04:07 AM

Hello,

 

how did I miss this update ! Thank you very much for the pictures.

 

Where are they coming from ?

 

Max



#79 BILL THE PATCH

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 04:32 AM

Very informative thread, at least on my travels I might find something now that I know a little about these medic kits. Not my field of collecting, but I love to read and gather knowledge.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:22 AM

Dustin just got back from a visit to the National Archives. I asked him to keep an eye out for more pictures of the Corpsman kits. Looks like he hit pay dirt!



#81 max0073

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:38 AM

indeed really interesting pictures !

 

I've already saved them



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Posted 18 July 2016 - 07:47 AM

I recently came across a second example of these packs, so I thought it would be worth adding them to this thread. It's interesting to note the differences in manufacture, while still accomplishing the same purpose. The pack made of darker material seems to have been treated with something (or just spent most of it's life in a grungy garage) and has shrunk slightly, so the fiber suitcases are a tight fit but can be removed with slight effort. In the untreated lighter pack, the suitcase can be removed without hassle.

 

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Here's the pack on the right. The 14-030 / Unit 5-B suitcase fits like a glove:

 

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