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Modified M36 M1936 Suspenders


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Hi all;

How prevalent were these M36 suspenders? And does the attached image of then Capt Winters show him wearing this type?

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Corpsman_1941

Maybe it's some experimental type between M1939 and M1944... Just my idea.

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On Capt Winter's suspenders, the stud that normally attaches the straps together on regular M36 suspenders is missing in this image.

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TheGrayGhost

I don't think there is any doubt this is what he's wearing. You can clearly see the extra padding on his shoulders, it is obviously thicker than a standard m36 and it's not the usual felt pad. I know nothing about these, maybe a paratrooper only item?

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Thank you for your analysis. Maybe Winters was showing off the new M1943 issue?

I don't think there is any doubt this is what he's wearing. You can clearly see the extra padding on his shoulders, it is obviously thicker than a standard m36 and it's not the usual felt pad. I know nothing about these, maybe a paratrooper only item?

 

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I know these have been discussed before, weren't they just the final variant of the M1936, unofficially refereed to as M1943 suspenders by collectors?

 

That photo is great, I haven't seen these in use in too many period photos. I'm guessing their period of manufacture was fairly brief.

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I refer to them as M36. This picture of Capt Winters wearing them is the only period pic I have seen so far of them in use in the war. I will have to look harder and spend time researching pics, especially airborne soldiers.

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Very interesting suspenders. I don't believe they are "M1943" suspenders.

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I think Peck is in fact wearing M1943 suspenders, with the larger D-rings. The pair Pbaczuk shows seem to be the transitional M1936-type? I have a pair somewhere too.

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