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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?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Brian

Looking for WWII 29th Division memorabilia

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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.

 

Will

WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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

Always looking for WW2 USMC militaria and WW2 Corpsman militaria. If you have any you don't want or want to sell let me know, I might be interested.

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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/itm/Manual-For-The-USMC-M1941-Pack-System-/190840708698?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c6efe1e5a

Always looking for WW2 USMC militaria and WW2 Corpsman militaria. If you have any you don't want or want to sell let me know, I might be interested.

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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!

LF

I collect items from The Battle of Iwo Jima (1945).

Top Iwo Jima Items I'm Looking For:

1) IDed 5th MarDiv Corpsman Jumper or Forest Green Coat.

2) IDed Coast Guard Navy Jumper

3) IDed CB's Sea Bee's Navy Jumper

4) IDed 147th Infantry Regiment Army Service Coat

5) IDed 32nd ID Army Service Coat (Occupation Kyushu with 5th MarDiv).

I am always looking for named and dated WWII USMC Forest Green wool alpha jackets/coats from the 5th Marine Division or other units who participated in the battle.

My Blog "Marines In Forest Green" http://marinesinfore...n.blogspot.com/

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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!

LF

 

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.

Always looking for WW2 USMC militaria and WW2 Corpsman militaria. If you have any you don't want or want to sell let me know, I might be interested.

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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!

I collect items from The Battle of Iwo Jima (1945).

Top Iwo Jima Items I'm Looking For:

1) IDed 5th MarDiv Corpsman Jumper or Forest Green Coat.

2) IDed Coast Guard Navy Jumper

3) IDed CB's Sea Bee's Navy Jumper

4) IDed 147th Infantry Regiment Army Service Coat

5) IDed 32nd ID Army Service Coat (Occupation Kyushu with 5th MarDiv).

I am always looking for named and dated WWII USMC Forest Green wool alpha jackets/coats from the 5th Marine Division or other units who participated in the battle.

My Blog "Marines In Forest Green" http://marinesinfore...n.blogspot.com/

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