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M-44 field pack, 44 upper and 45 lower


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This is my M-44 rig. Everything save the lower pack is dated 1944. These only made it to the ETO at the very end and only a few units had these. I'm not sure if they made it to the Pacific or not. This has all of its connecting straps. Most of them were cut off when they were converted to carry the M-45 lower.

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Love it! I know it was somewhat common for just the upper back to be worn as well, at least in combat situations. Anyone know where the lower back would be stored during this time? Seems like if a unit was on the move, it would be unlikely there would be a suitable place for lower portion to be stored, unless it was with the other duffel bag filled with their dress uniform and such.


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The M-44 was the Army version of the USMC pack, so I recon same rules apply?

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The M-44 was the Army version of the USMC pack, so I recon same rules apply?

I guess that sounds about right then. Thanks for the reply!


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