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If I find time later this week I will put up pics of my Depot made flag from 1918 and my haversacks from 1911.

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A1C Matthew Seidler, Delta Company, 466th EOD killed in action. 05 Jan 12 at 1600L while conducting mounted route clearance patrols in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He turned 24 two days before his death. Cousin, Soldier, Hero.

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Well it sure is a nice one. Of the very few (maybe three or four) I've seen, both for sale and in reference books, all of them have been in excellent- to mint-condition. It seems few were made and even fewer were issued.

 

You noticed that too, eh? Kind of like the 11-pocket Grenade Aprons (next on my "Posting Depot-Made Stuff" photo list); what few of them show up are usually mint, but then, there is photographic evidence of them being used. It might be fun to scour through photos and see if the Bandoleers ever show up.

 

Here are the Marine Depot-made Grenade Vests- '41 at left, '44 at right.

 

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Both retain the cutters' tags.

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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".

 

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Here is the only stamping I can find between the 2 of them, on the '41 on the inside bottom...

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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".

 

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Thanks for the comment, Jake.

Here is a shot of one of these Aprons in the field- Carlson's 2nd Raiders debarking from the sub Nautilus, going in for the Makin Island Raid

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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".

 

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Here is the packing sheet for these Vests; posted a while back by another member.

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

 

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Heh heh...you said it!

I'm continuously amazed at stuff that keeps popping out of the highways and byways...

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".

 

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I think these are the earliest Depot products in the house- pre-1938 Leggings.

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

 

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Stamped "S.&A. Requisition 136", so I'm assuming they were made at the DQP.

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Another set, dated 1934.

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Same nomenclature- "S.&A. REQ'N 68 (19...

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

 

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After several years of searching I've finally acquired a depot-made first aid pouch. This is the second variety--that is, a World War I model that was refitted with a sewn hanger tab not long before the start of World War II. It is in good condition and came with a US Army dressing tin dated 1918.

 

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Looking for USMC depot-made field gear produced between 1917 and 1943.

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That Shelter Half is just- well, uuh... :wacko:

 

Good question on the Blanket lettering style. I have one here made in '42, and it's the block type. I haven't seen enough of these to get some idea of when they might have changed; no doubt they stayed in supply until they literally disintegrated.

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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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