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  1. I have a pair of mint Khaki's (definitely WWII) with this exact "sparse" type of tag. Also, a short billed army HBT cap. Both tags have no contract info whatsoever.
  2. I have a pair of HBT trousers with the pleated side/cargo pockets. Interestingly, the center pleat on both pockets is sewn flat half-way up. (no point in a photo since all that you would see is a flat cargo pocket with a pleat). Has anyone seen this before? Could it be a soldier"s modification to keep the pockets flat for a neater appearance?. Possibly a contractor variation? Appreciate any thoughts on this. Thanks
  3. Thanks Lsparks, that really is interesting. Looks pretty presuasive as to the issue of use. Thanks!
  4. Thanks Hunt, I appreciate your thoughts on this matter.
  5. Hello, I was just curious if the M-1936 Bag (ie Musette bag) was issued after WWII. Any signs of it being used--officially or unofficially--during the Korean War? (don't think I've ever seen this discussed). Thanks guys.
  6. Thanks---I thought something might have happened to cause a cancellation.
  7. Hello, Not sure this is the right place for this question, but I may be missing something, but I can't find anything on the above reenactment at Fort Indiantown Gap PA for 2020. Does anyone know whether this is still going on? Or has it been cancelled due to some type of bureaucratic nonsense? Thanks.
  8. This is slightly off topic, but some may find it interesting. when I was a little kid growing up in Matawan NJ it was rumored that "the guy who dropped the atomic bomb" lived a few blocks away. I had forgotten about this until a few years ago and started researching the background of Robert A. Lewis, co-pilot of the Enola Gay. Yes! According to the Monmouth Cty historical society he lived in Matawan in the mid-60's (the address matches up perfectly). He s buried in Holmdel, NJ the next town over.
  9. Franklin45, thanks for that great info!
  10. Hello, The vast majority of the Type II service shoes that I have seen have the typical "cap toe". However, I have seen on occasion shoes that are identical to the cap toes but have a plain toe, ie no cap. Was this type of shoe issued at the same time, or is it some type of private purchase. BTW, were the cap toes worn by enlisted men for dress through the end of the war? Many thanks, Joe
  11. Just came to me--if you really want detail you should check out "Triumph in the Phillippines"by Robert Ross Smith. It's part of the US Army in WWII series published by the Center of Military History, U.S. Army, Washington, DC. A county or large library would probably be able to track it down.
  12. Hello, Check out the book "Rampage" by James Scott. I am reading it now. It is narrowly focused on the Battle of Manila and the trial of Gen. Yamashita. Very interesting reading so far.
  13. I probably should have added for clarification that the button that is the most off, almost 1 inch, (and therefore the most obvious) is the one next to the bottom of the jacket. To a quick look none of the mis-alignment is obvious. Only when buttoned does the bulge appear toward the bottom.
  14. Hi Patches, the jacket has the metal star buttons.
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