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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 Ankle Boots
U.S. Marine Corps ankle boots. Made from a type of suade leather, these boots were generally worn in conjunction with the 'Leggings Cotton Class 2' gaiter.
U.S. Marine Corps Ankle Boots (Rubber Sole)
Image of the U.S. Marine Corps leather ankle boots, showing the rubber sole.
U.S. Marine Corps Ankle Boots (Date Stamp)
U.S. Marine Corps ankle boots; stamping on the leather 'inner' showing the date of manufacture.
Leggings Cotton Khaki Class 2
Cotton (canvas) Leggings, stamped "Leggings Cotton Khaki Class 2" and used by both Army and Marine Corps troops in nearly all theatres of war. This design was very effective in preventing foreign material (dust/dirt/sticks/rocks etc) from entering the boots of wearer. So much so, that they were favoured by Australian troops in the jungle campaigns and subsequently are included in the AIF kit. They can be found in various shades of khaki, depending on the manufacturer of which there was a few. The leggings were secured by wrapping them around the lower leg, so that the trousers were tucked inside the legging and the lace portion was to the outside. The bottom of the legging entirely covered the mouth of the boots, to prevent dirt from entering the footwear. A strap passed underneath the archway of the foot and was secured by a buckle. The leggings were then 'laced up' using a cord which passed through the eyelets and posts.