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    El Cajon, CA.
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    USMC/US Army field uniforms and equipment. WWII, Korea, Vietnam.

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  1. This kit includes: 2 sealed packets of 6 needles each, size 12 and 16. I only see one opened packet of size 16, do you have the size 12 packet? If not, it is missing. 2 sealed packets of sutures, Stock No. 3-767-980, Sizes 00-1-3. I only see one. 2 sealed packets of 6 surgical blades each, size 10, Stock No. 3-447-100. 2 sealed packets of 6 surgical blades each, size 11, Stock No. 3-447-120.
  2. If you're looking for information on the nomenclature, stock number and quantity for each component of this kit, I can assist you. The stock number format 9-577-650 is post-WWII / pre-Vietnam (1947 - 1955). The 7 digit stock number 9-577-650 changed to the 11 digit Federal Stock Number (FSN) 6545-957-7650 in May 1955. The earliest date that I've seen on a medical item with an 11 digit FSN is JAN 1956 (Cannula, Tracheotomy Jackson, FSN 6515-386-9660). Surgical Instrument kits with the 7 digit stock number were issued and used during the early to mid years of the Vietnam war. The earliest DSA co
  3. I have seen numerous photos of FMF Corpsman wearing the Caduceus on the left collar and USMC rank insignia on the right collar. In July 1967, US Navy BUuPers Notice 1020 of 6 April 1967 made it clear that FMF Corpsman were to wear Navy rate insignia on their collar, I have never seen a photo of an FMF Corpsman with the Navy rate insignia on their collar in Vietnam. Does anyone have a photo of an FMF Corpsman with the US Navy rate insignia on their collar in Vietnam?
  4. Does anyone have a Component List of medical supplies that were issued with the Case, Canvas, Carrying, 14-280 (USN Corpsman, WWII)? In light of the fact that the US Navy and US Army used a different stock number format in their supply chains, it is interesting to note that the photos I've seen of the medical supplies in WWII era Navy Corpsman bags are not US Navy issue. The attached image, which is based on the USMC Medical Battalion's Table of Organization dated 5 May 1944, is the only one I've seen that shows a USN Corpsman bag with supplies that have a US Navy stock number format (ie,
  5. Keystone: I'd like to see the orange pins in a wrapper dated 1967. Can you post one?
  6. It is possible that the blue and white stripe, along with the rank insignia, are original to the liner and the 101 decals could have been added later. Here is a side by side comparison of the 2 liners. Remove the 101 decals and the stripes are a spot on match.
  7. Neither of them have a zip code. The one on the bottom was in an early USMC issue First Aid Kit in a WWII pouch dated 1945 that was reissued in the early 1960's. This kit contained both Korean War stock numbers (2-003-180 bandage), 1961 dated Water Purification Tablets, and early DSA (1962) medical items. I was able to date the bottom one to April 1961 based on the package in the attached photo. My research indicates that the 11-digit Federal Stock Number was first used by the Defense Munitions Board's Cataloging Agency in 1949 to identify items in the Joint Army-Navy Catalog System. I tried t
  8. PM with address sent. Thank you, sir.
  9. I've found quite a few photos of the M2 in use by Marines and Navy Corpsman in Korea. Would like to know what the components were. 1st photo 1950, second photo 1953, 3rd photo Corpsman with Unit One and M-2 Kit.
  10. Do you happen to have a copy of the Component List for the 1950's Unit One / M-3 Medic Bag? I have one for the 1960's era dated 1 August 1965. I need a copy for a 1950's set that I am putting together. Thanks for your assistance.
  11. I have a tube of Lip Balm that I acquired with a group of WWII and Korean war medical supplies. The tube has the manual push at the base, as opposed to the twist knob, and appears to be an earlier issue than the push tubes that were issued in the early 1960 First Aid kits that were issued to Marines. The photo shows a side by side comparison of these two tubes, note that while both tubes are metallic have the exact same Federal Stock Number, they are different in length and diameter. Is this a Korean war era issue?
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