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P2 unit marked and named to Sergeant Stanley R Krol, B Company, 1st Battalion 20th Regiment. His obituary can be found here:

 

http://www.vanhoe.com/mobile/obituaries-details.cfm?o_id=1369853&fh_id=13193#obituaries

 

Stanley is said to be an Iwo Jima and Saipan veteran, and a demolitions specialist. I imagine they just mean he's an engineer.

 

John

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P4 canteen cover issued first to a Marine in Weapons Company 25th Marines then issued to Burnard Clarence Kable, B Company 4th Engineer Battalion. He landed on Iwo Jima February 19th and was there until the 29th of March. I have had his archive file pulled and he weighed a staggering 180 pounds in 1943, a huge man at the time. Was also listed as "overweight" in his records. His siter also worked for the same newspaper as Bob Leckie!

 

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Hi, here we go...

Nothing so special but a couple of items one in near mint and one in mint-unissued condition. The 2nd pattern is marked inside (in blue fading letters) Quartermaster's Dpt.

U.S. Marine Corps

1941-42

The 3rd pattern (sorry for the poor pictures) is absolutely mint & unused. Please note the "glue" at the bottom of the hook pad...

Fausto

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Pre-war P1912 cover named to 2 people: K.F. Byron and Frank Cheney. Byron served from October 1934 to September of 1938. Frank Cheney I know nothing about.

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Cap Camouflage Pattern I

Here's my only one. It's a 1st pattern and quite salty.

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They is. dirty grey ring at the level of a horizontal seam canteen all around. No marks visible exept for two parallel lines on the front, perhaps a marked or washed out name?

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Cap Camouflage Pattern I

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Hanger is steel, striped of any finish and bent. The attachment webbing is a greyd pea-green and has been re-enforced with rivits.

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Here are a couple of mine...

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Those have very nice markings! The majority of my UNIS covers look hand done and are very sloppy. Great stuff Dirt Detective.

 

Also I love both or your P1's Steven. That camo painted one is quite a looker!

 

Thanks everyone for your contributions. I still have a few to add as well.

 

John

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Hanger is steel, striped of any finish and bent. The attachment webbing is a greyd pea-green and has been re-enforced with rivits.

Interesting and neat field repair! I have to say I haven't seen one like that before.

 

John

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Here's the rest of what I have. 7 are unit marked and 4 are ID'D. 2 P4s have also had the wired hanger cut off and re-stitched further up on the cover. I assume it's for personal preference but I also heard it could be for BAR belts.

 

John

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