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#1 USAF29thINFvet

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:16 AM

I posted a thread on here not too long ago about what a WWII Marine mortarman would wear.  Now that I have that in my possession, what would a marine have in those packs as he landed on the beach during an invasion?

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:25 PM

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:28 PM

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:30 PM

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:36 PM

You will see tie - ties mentioned in the text. The belt on the upper right is an example of their use.

 

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:35 AM

Mr Pickrall to the rescue! The pack manual (and some period photos of personal equipment and bunk displays, posted on the forum) ought to give you all the info you need.

 

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:36 AM

Thanks Craig!!!



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:57 PM

Would you need a gas mask with bag for a Peleliu impression? I don't think you do but im just making sure.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:59 PM

Thanks Craig!!!

 

They sell reproductions of that manual on ebay for $5. I bought one a couple months ago. Heres the link to it.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2c6efe1e5a



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:35 PM

Thanks for the link I keep forgetting to purchase one of those booklets.

It's best to read personal accounts of specific battles to get down the smaller details.

Good luck!
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:43 PM

Thanks for the link I keep forgetting to purchase one of those booklets.

It's best to read personal accounts of specific battles to get down the smaller details.

Good luck!
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That booklet is very helpful. Not sure what battle your doing but you should read "The Old Breed" Eugene Sledge explains a little bit about what he was wearing when he landed on Peleliu. Im doing a Peleliu impression and I just got a original WW2 USMC blanket today on eBay for $29.00. 

Good luck getting your impression together.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:47 PM

Thanks! Yes I've been putting an Iwo Jima impression together for the last few years. One particular intresting item they were givin were Medical Brandy in small bottles. Still haven't seen a picture of one but its those small campaign specific items that really make those battle specific displays click.

Ive read the booklet online but I just wanted to have a hard copy.

Good luck!


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