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#1 stealthytyler

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 12:58 PM

What bag is he carrying under his armpit near his left chest? I thought it was a mussette bag at first but it has snaps. I looked online and all the mussette bags have buckles. What is this bag? 

 

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#2 WW2JAKE

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 01:03 PM

could be a m1938 dispatch case?



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Posted 12 April 2015 - 01:05 PM

Nice! Look like it! Thanks



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Posted 12 April 2015 - 07:01 PM

I think this is what the guy is carrying:

 

http://www.usmilitar...m6-gasmask-bag/



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Posted 12 April 2015 - 07:02 PM

I think this is what the guy is carrying:

 

http://www.usmilitar...m6-gasmask-bag/

yeah those folded corners look right



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Posted 12 April 2015 - 07:10 PM

Yeah you are right! Good eye! This pic in question is my grandfathers Navy Beach Battalion buddy during the invasion of Southern France Aug 15, 1944... 



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Posted 12 April 2015 - 08:10 PM

This pic in question is my grandfathers Navy Beach Battalion buddy during the invasion of Southern France Aug 15, 1944... 

 

WHOA!!!!! Talk about a family treasure! Very neat, and thanks for sharing this photo!
 



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Posted 04 May 2015 - 05:39 PM

Definitely an M6 gas mask bag. I've read that the bags were quite popular for use as a shoulder bag [once the GIs threw the mask away!] Aside from the WW1 mask bag, this was the only GI gas mask bag that could be used in its original configuration for something other than just carrying a gas mask. This feature made it very popular on the post-war civilian market as well, so nice clean examples are somewhat hard to find these days. Nice photo.

 

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 05:45 PM



Definitely an M6 gas mask bag. I've read that the bags were quite popular for use as a shoulder bag [once the GIs threw the mask away!] Aside from the WW1 mask bag, this was the only GI gas mask bag that could be used in its original configuration for something other than just carrying a gas mask. This feature made it very popular on the post-war civilian market as well, so nice clean examples are somewhat hard to find these days. Nice photo.

 

Alan

I found a close to mint one for $4 last month, no idea they were scarce, cool.



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Posted 04 May 2015 - 05:47 PM

I picked one up from a guy on Ebay..$40 i think. Very good condition. The mask SMELLS ... vintage rubber! UGH! 




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