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UNIFORM & KIT ISSUED TO THE U.S. ARMY & MARINE CORPS DURING WW2
This pictorial library is devoted to the recording of "Uniform and Kit" issued to an American Soldier of the United States Army and the U.S. Marine Corps, during the Second World War. Consider it a virtual "Q" Store in U.S. militaria. It is not exhaustive and will be added to over time. Any reader who wishes to contribute photographs and text will be recognised and credited with such information. I also invite collectors of other nation's militaria to forward content (please see our other countries listed on the drop down menu) - so that a comprehensive list of "Axis" and "Allies" uniform/kit is detailed.
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U.S. Marine Corps Button (Greatcoat)
U.S. Marine Corps brass button from the service issue greatcoat. This button clearly shows the American Eagle with anchor to signify the Marine Corps.
U.S. M1936 Pistol Belt
The U.S. M1936 Pistol Belt - cotton web with metal eyelets. This belt is fastened around the waist with a simple hook and eye, made from brass and darkened. This belt also has the brass magazine pouch 'snap' button. The maker and date of manufacture was usually stamped on the inside of the belt, above this brass 'snap' button. Due to friction and general wear, it is not uncommon for this ink stamp to become faded or even erased over time.
U.S. Issue Water Bottle & Cups Canteen
An example of the U.S. issue Water Bottle with detachable 'Cups - Canteen'. This canteen had a fold out handle which, when stowed - locked around the outside of the cup in a "wrap-around" fashion. The design of this cup is still in use today with many armed forces, including Australia.