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WW2 Stainless mess trays

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Greetings. I picked up these 5 mess trays. 1 each from 1941-1945.

Cannot explain why exactly but Im going to be having a few meals on these !!!

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That's quite a mess you have there!


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That is awesome...great for BBQs and frozen dinners :D

 

I got to admit, I use em too

 

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They came in today! I forgot how big these things are.

They hold a MESS of food !!!

Glad I'm not the only one !!! lol

Really perfect for meals ! :)

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Salvage Sailor, looks like good eatin'!! :)


 

 

 

*SEMPER FORTIS*

USN '92-'96 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CVN-73

HONOR*COURAGE*COMMITMENT

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Their USN Cousins.....

 

All stamped USN Carrollton Mfg. Co. on the back

Nice !!!

They look just like mine ! Mine have different brands and I have the one USMC tray.

The rest look like ARMY.

I'm happy to report I had a great meal tonight. Love the sep compartments. 1 for cottage cheese. 1 for apple sauce 1 for bread and the big compartment for the main course and nothing runs together.

I must say, I like em !!!!

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Just slap 4 pieces of toast and a couple good scoops of chipped beef on that bad boy and I'd be ready for another 18 hour day underway!


 

 

 

*SEMPER FORTIS*

USN '92-'96 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CVN-73

HONOR*COURAGE*COMMITMENT

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I love these! I borrowed a dozen from a local surplus store for an army reunion we were having several years ago and I used a large plastic tote filled with warm soapy water to wash them as they sure didn't fit in my sink. And yes, we had SOS.


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When I got them in and took them out of the box, I was amazed at how big they are.

They really hold a lot of food. I'd forgotten how much food they gave us.

I love SOS. lol

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When and where do we show up for chow time?


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I found this video a while ago. It may not apply to your trays, but thought you may enjoy it. I'd LOVE to have one of these!

 

Mikie


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Hey !!! Thats an awesome video ! Thank you !

You are right it would be cool to have one of those.

Made out of wrecked aircraft. I love how they mention that the trays are better than the mess kits and the footage of them turning in their mess kits and being handed a tray.

Notice too how they mention the tray keeps everything from sloshing together !!! lol

I bet its super rare to find one but Im guessing some are floatiing around somewhere ?

I wonder if any made it home?

Thank you for that !

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