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A Young Collector's WWII USMC Display


Jake the Collector
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Awesome collection you have there! As I've said before, it's always great to see young folks getting involved in history!

Thanks for sharing!

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Jake the Collector

With a newly acquired USMC summer service uniform, I decided to set up a mannequin depicting a 1st Marine Division machine gunner on Guadalcanal. The cotton summer service shirt, bearing technical sergeant chevrons, is what many Marines wore during the Guadalcanal campaign due to the limited issue of the new P1941 HBT fatigues as well as the greater comfort in the steaming jungles afforded by the light, cool cotton compared to the the P1941's heavy HBT fabric. As for field gear, the mannequin is equipped mostly with early- and pre-war Philadelphia Depot items: D-ring haversack, flat buckle suspenders, first aid pouch, .45 magazine pouch, and P1912 canteen cover. The pistol belt is a 1939 RM Co.-manufacture with exterior stamp.

 

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Depot-made first-aid pouch, third pattern (1939-1941 production)

 

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1943-dated S.F. Co. carbine pouch, named and unit-marked.

 

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