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could be a m1938 dispatch case?

"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

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Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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yeah those folded corners look right

"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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This pic in question is my grandfathers Navy Beach Battalion buddy during the invasion of Southern France Aug 15, 1944...

 

WHOA!!!!! Talk about a family treasure! Very neat, and thanks for sharing this photo!

 

Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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Definitely an M6 gas mask bag. I've read that the bags were quite popular for use as a shoulder bag [once the GIs threw the mask away!] Aside from the WW1 mask bag, this was the only GI gas mask bag that could be used in its original configuration for something other than just carrying a gas mask. This feature made it very popular on the post-war civilian market as well, so nice clean examples are somewhat hard to find these days. Nice photo.

 

Alan

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Definitely an M6 gas mask bag. I've read that the bags were quite popular for use as a shoulder bag [once the GIs threw the mask away!] Aside from the WW1 mask bag, this was the only GI gas mask bag that could be used in its original configuration for something other than just carrying a gas mask. This feature made it very popular on the post-war civilian market as well, so nice clean examples are somewhat hard to find these days. Nice photo.

 

Alan

I found a close to mint one for $4 last month, no idea they were scarce, cool.

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