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I recently ran across this bag with several SE Asia maps and a CBI Chit. I know the vet was aircrew in China and went over the hump supposedly, but I've never seen this bag/container before? Is it military issue? Does it have a proper name? Thanks ABN

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Looks like the water bladder for the c2 survival vest


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Survival water storage bag. Looks to be a early issue one, they still have a similar water storage bag packed in current Army issue kits. I have seem some from the Vietnam era used by USAF pilots to carry EVC charts and blood chits.


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I think it !

Can you read the marking ? date ?

I have the same one and will post a photo if I find it...

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What you have is a WWII manuafctured 1-quart canteen bladder a component to a variety of survival kits. The markings you see is the manufacturers part number, stamped is PART NO.233

 

Is this what they would consider in the later versions post WW2 know as a Size B, 3 Pint? I know the Size A is 5 quarts.


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I cannot answer directly as I'm not that familiar with post-WWII designations or re-designated systems. However, the 1-quart bladder can hold 3-pints, 3-pints is actually more accurate for its capacity. 1-Quart is the most common description used in WWII literature but 3-pints is used as well, so its a mix. The one-quart was proprietary to the USAAF since the Navy developed an adopted the 5-quart. Later in war the USAAF did adopt the 5-quart bladder for multi-person use, the 1-quart remained for individual units. So yeah, I'd say your Size-B and Size-A is accurate.

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