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Gary Ziegler

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  1. You can get a 7 day free trial at Fold3 that will enable you to look up service members. link: https://www.fold3.com/ I signed up for the 7 day trial and was able to get info on 4 searches at no cost: 1.) I acquired a WWII issue M1 fixed bail with Hawley liner via an estate sale here in San Diego. The name "F. Hewitt (j.g.)" is written on the sweatband. Results: Lieutenant Fred E. Hewitt, Service Number 160875, served aboard the USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84) during WWII. LT. Fred E. Hewitt is buried in San Diego, his name and rank are listed on the ship's muster record USS Shamrock Ba
  2. I have completed a diligent search to locate information on "Distinguishing markings for M-1 helmet liners" and "striped / striping the M-1 helmet liner" and the only information I found was for the marking of the MP helmet and liner. With all of the books that have been written on the M-1 helmet, I would think that someone would have found some information on the striping of helmet liners.
  3. The closest match I've found is this 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division liner. The blue color is a match, the blue over white pattern and the white stripe being double the size of rhe blue stripe is a match, the location of rank at the front is a match.
  4. The 8th Infantry shells and liners I've run across bear the unit's insignia. Same holds true for 3rd Infantry Division. I'm retracting my assumption that it is a 3rd Infantry Division liner as the blue is not correct for that unit.
  5. Thank you, sir. You are correct. I have two WWII era iodine vials, One has the 5 digit stock number 91118 and one has the 7 digit stock number 9111800 (see photo). According the WWII Medical Research Centre, the 7 digit stock numbers initially appeared in the Army Service Forces Medical Supply Catalog on 1 March 1944. The site states: Medical Item Numbering System: While the United States Army preferred to indicate itemized parts by Stock Number, the Medical Department used Item Numbers. The following series of digits represent the numbering system in use during WW2. During the ea
  6. I have several M-2 Jungle, Medical, Individual kits dated 1943 to 1945. I would like to know which items are correct for these kits when they originally came from the manufacturer. If items that were used and replaced over time, which ones would be correct as replacements. This is one of the kits I have on hand.
  7. According to the WWII US Medical Research Centre, the following companies are listed as WW2 Medical Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers. They are listed under Surgical Dressings and Supplies. These companies include: A. E. Halperin Company, Inc. – Boston, Massachusetts The American White Cross Laboratories, Inc. – New Rochelle, New York – Cape Girardeau, Missouri Bauer & Black, Division of The Kendall Company – Chicago, Illinois Davis Emergency Equipment Company, Inc. – Newark, New Jersey Hampton Manufacturing Company – Carlstadt, New Jersey Johnson & Johnson – New
  8. I have a group of adhesive bandages that were acquired with several WWII and Korean era First Aid Kits and medical supplies. I would like to know which adhesive bandages are WWII era, which are Korean War era and which, if any, are neither. See attached photo, which I've flipped to make it easier to read them all without twisting your head. Manufacturer's include: A.E. Halperin Company, Inc. American White Cross Laboratories Bauer & Black Davis Emergency Equipment Company Hampton Mfg. Co. Forest City Products, Inc. Johnson & Johnson Madison Company Medical Supply
  9. Blue and white stripe: US Army, 3rd Infantry Division, Training / Instructor
  10. This gauze was part of a group of WWII medical supplies. The company, Acme Cotton Products Co., Inc., was a medical supplier during WWII. Is it part of a medical kit? The box is marked on one side only and reads: 2 Inch - 6 Yds. Sterilized Gauze Bandage Camouflaged Acme Cotton Products. Co, Inc. New York, N.Y.
  11. Hi, I can provide you with a list of components based on a component list dated 1 March 1970. A complete and correct 1970 dated kit is one of the most rare medical kits that you can find. Contact me via PM and I will assist.
  12. I've just obtained my first WWII fixed bail M-1 helmet complete with the original Hawley liner and I'd like to know what the helmet is worth. The heat stamp is 29A, both the helmet and liner bear an identical vertical white stripe on the front (stripe is 1/2" wide and 2" in length). The sweatband is named to a LT (jg) F Hewitt. Here is the description: Helmet steel: there is one vertical stress crack, approx. 1-1/4", at the left front. The cork and paint are original, there is light rust on the exterior and interior. Both bales are solid and retain the original welds, they have not been broke
  13. I've never met anyone that can explain to me the origin of the term "Mitchell pattern". It seems that someone pulled this terminology out of their 6 o'clock and everyone bought into it. lol
  14. According to an article titled, "U.S. Army Field Mess Gear" by David Cole, these forks were issued with mess kits during WWII. Cole writes, "By the beginning of WWII, responsibility for the design and contracting of field mess equipment was Jeffersonville Quarter Master Depot, Specification JQD-2 dated September 3,41. Cole states that, "1941 changed the material of the fork and spoon to tin plated steel". He further notes that, "Known contractors for the fork and spoon, M-1926 are": Diamond Silverware Company (Diamond logo 1942) USA Division of International Silver Company (SILCO 1942) R. Wall
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