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Here are some pix of a small OD zippered First Aid Kit my dad snapped off the back of the Co-Pilot's seat he was sitting in. He thought it might come in handy and removed it prior to exiting the glider after landing. When the contents were eventually used up, dad used it to keep gun cleaning supplies in. The only original item left from the original contents is a pair of chrome plate scissors for cutting clothing/bandages.

 

Greg

 

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My collection is strictly what my dad brought back from the ETO.

Sgt. Mahlon E. Sebring, 82nd Airborne, 319th Glider Field Artillery, A Battery - Normandy, Holland, The Bulge, and Germany... finishing with occupation duty in Berlin

http://ww2-airborne....ts/319/319.html

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My Kit, First Aid Aeronautic with the original contents sheet

 

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very cool! love the contents sheet.There are several variations in case and contents to these things.Later kits used the large and small brown us army first aid packets most late PILOT INFORMATION FILES will show this variant as does the AAF manual PERSONAL EQUIPMENT FOR OFFICERS.These were attached in the cockpit or fusalodge of most AAC aircraft but later removed from single seater aircraft for one reason that it was no good in the event of a bailout.Often used by the AAC pilots was the packet,first aid, parachute but this provided little medical aid finally both were replaced by the PACKET,FIRST AID, INDIVIDUAL AIRCREW MEMBER. This is an aluminum tin in two halves which are taped together.Pictured is one from my collection,mine has a starp which is riveted on back and snaps over the top to keep sealed.I thought I would post it here showing the evolution.

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thanks guys also here are some other pics I borrowed frist is from Olivedrab.com the other aeronautic kit case variant and the other two were a lot for sale about a year ago from a navy vets estate.One is of a navy aeronautic first aid kit and the other is a rigger made kit that has three pouches and starps around leg.I have seen one of these recently for sale a got a whoping $800 on the ebay.

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Hello,

 

I wander if you could post some pictures of the box combining the Halazone & Sulfadiazine & Morphine?

 

Thanks and good luck, Flighter

 

My Kit, First Aid Aeronautic with the original contents sheet

 

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Olivedrab.com says this one, with the red cross and zipper on three sides, is the first style issued in WWII:

 

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Hello,

 

I wander if you could post some pictures of the box combining the Halazone & Sulfadiazine & Morphine?

 

Thanks and good luck, Flighter

 

Here are scans of the box, there is no manufacturer’s name

 

Top

 

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Bottom

 

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Side, both the same

 

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End, both the same

 

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Hope this helps


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Hello Greg,

 

You set up very valuable topic -- thanks a lot!

 

Here are some pix of a small OD zippered First Aid Kit my dad snapped off the back of the Co-Pilot's seat he was sitting in.

It is very interesting when and where those FA kits were added to the CG-4As because I understand that we are talking about this model of assault glider.

 

For this kit something had to be slightly re-built in seat construction. I have never seen such a kit in the USA-based CG-4As. Normally the back of Pilot's seat had big clipboard with inscription "Airplane Flight Reports" and there was no space to attach such a kit you presented. The same goes for Co-Pilot's seat - it had back side mounted big plastic envelope with snap. I am not sure what that envelope contained but it was stamped with big alphanumeric code. Perhaps it was for other kind of documentation. This alphanumeric code was not serial number of a glider. I know CG-4A with big stamp "36G2878" on that envelope. I do not know what does it mean but this is less important in your topic -- important is only the fact that there was no space for FA kit also at back side of Co-Pilot's seat. Something had to be removed and redesigned to install this kit.

 

He thought it might come in handy and removed it prior to exiting the glider after landing. When the contents were eventually used up, dad used it to keep gun cleaning supplies in.

This is also interesting -- it confirms what somebody wrote at old gunboards.com in no longer existing section of the US militaria. It confirms that the paras and glider infantrymen severed various aeronautic technical or medic pouches from transport planes and gliders.

 

Best regards

 

Gregory


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It's been awhile since someone posted here so here's my example ^_^ . It is almost complete (still missing the scissors and morphine tartrate). It was empty when I got it but slowly I've been able to add contents.

 

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Rene

 

 

 

 

 


Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

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Nice. I love these little kits.

 

I am in the process of putting one together but am finding the band aids really hard to get hold of. If any body has any for sale please p.m. me, I need several boxes.

 

I have 2 complete mid war kits with original "treasure" boxes complete, ( morphine, halazone and wound tablets, "tubes empty" ) and another one of these later kits complete but the morphine tubes are reproduction ones.

 

I am also putting together an early kit but getting the items for this kit is definitely challenging.

 

Will try and sort pictures out to post.

 

Nick.

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