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PeleliuMarine1944

Just created a seperate thread on this. But couldn't resist to share it! Depot FAP that still has the DQP stamp!

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Just created a seperate thread on this. But couldn't resist to share it! Depot FAP that still has the DQP stamp!

 

That belongs here!!

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Here is my favorite. WW1 mess kit possibly part of the "Lost Battalion" fame. Never have been able to make a determination on whether or not this man was part of the "Lost Battalion", if not, he certainly was nearby!

 

Here is the original thread. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/264043-possible-lost-battalion-mess-kit/?hl=%2Blost+%2Bbattalion

 

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This stamp is on the underside.

 

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Here is a listing of members from the 306th MG BN that were part of the "Lost Battalion"

 

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Keep the heavy-duty stuff coming in, you guys- we're up to 5 pages already B)

 

Here is a Map Case made at the Philly Depot that I wasn't aware of; it is pictured in the open position on page141 of "Grunt Gear".

 

It is below at the left, front and back, beside the one that most of us Marine Corps screwballs..uh, I mean collectors are familiar with.

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Both produced around the same time. I don't know if these are early and later designs, or just practical experiments.

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Well things seem to have slowed down over the last few days, so I will try kick-starting the thread again. Here's my Korean period USMC tour jacket, it's a double sided jacket and has a Marine air-wing design on the inside. Wonder how many of these survived, any forum members have one . . . . . . . . .

 

Lewis.

 

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I guess my one of my favorites is my Vietnam lightweight ruck. its in great shape and still has the rifle sling carrier and the water proof bag in it

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PeleliuMarine1944

Got this cool USMC Field Gear Grouping named to Glenn M Stoddard, the canteen has some repairs on it, and the cup has been etched with engravings, the D ring Pack, and the Knapsack has Two Red Squares and Stoddards name painted on the flap of the pack. I found some information on Glenn a couple of nights ago. Stoddard was born November 10 1919 in Carson City Nevada, he was a message center chief (MOS 674) with HQ & Service Battery / 10th Marines through Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, and Tinian. He was back stateside before Okinawa. After the war Glenn moved to Idaho, and became a Legislator. He currently lives in Blackfoot Idaho, is 97 years old, and still alive, going to try and reach out to him.

 

(NOTE; THE FIRST AID POUCH IS NOT HIS) ;)

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Got this cool USMC Field Gear Grouping named to Glenn M Stoddard, the canteen has some repairs on it, and the cup has been etched with engravings, the D ring Pack, and the Knapsack has Two Red Squares and Stoddards name painted on the flap of the pack. I found some information on Glenn a couple of nights ago. Stoddard was born November 10 1919 in Carson City Nevada, he was a message center chief (MOS 674) with HQ & Service Battery / 10th Marines through Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, and Tinian. He was back stateside before Okinawa. After the war Glenn moved to Idaho, and became a Legislator. He currently lives in Blackfoot Idaho, is 97 years old, and still alive, going to try and reach out to him.

 

(NOTE; THE FIRST AID POUCH IS NOT HIS) ;)

Very cool, the red square is for beach battalion right?

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The gear is not rare compared to some of the items already shared, but it is all UNIS marked and named to the same Marine, Sgt. Henry J. Abbott. Abbott served with 3/7 for Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester, receiving the Silver Star for actions during the latter.

 

He later went on to serve with 1/23, which the gear is marked for.

 

Full story and grouping here - http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/264108-father-usmc-son-usn-grouping-unis-marked-gear-theater-made-insignia/

 

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Adding to Ken's share in post #32, while not an amazing Airborne PT shirt, but rather a pair of AAF marked PT shorts. Haven't been able to find another pair marked in this manner, but would love to see one. This came as part of a group to a 8th AAF vet who was taken prisoner.

 

More of the group here - http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/241118-pow-grouping-8th-army-air-force/

 

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My fovorite is british made pouch m1923 with british p37 brass fastenerPosted Image

 

 

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Wow! The gear pictured in this thread is awesome! Lots of items I've never seen or even heard of before. Absolutely incredible! Thank you all for showing!

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This is an awesome topic. Love reading the posts. One of my rarest pieces. A 1943 named Ethocel canteen. Been looking for one of these for a long time a finally got the opportunity with an amazing story. There is an old school army navy store near where I work in Norfolk, Va and I love going in and digging. A car recently crashed into the building and dislodged this canteen set and many other items. Article link below.

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/history/article_2c93dee9-3c87-56e3-94c7-02f96b87b9a9.html

It is also named to a Louis W. Schwindt who from my little research so far was a Pharmasist Mate 1/c on a USCG manned LST. Found his name on a roster from LST-16 which apparently took part in the invasion of Normandy. Anyway, my small contribution. Thanks for creating this topic.

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