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Items issued for Overseas Duty in temperate zones.
1. Helmet,steel, M1, complete :
Band,Head,Liner,Helmet,M(74-B-59)
Band, neck, liner, helmet, M1 (74-B-61-64-B-53)
Helmet, steel, M1 (74-H-120)
Liner, Helmet, M1 (74-L-72-30)
1 Release, chinstrap, T-1 (74-R-40)
1 Belt, web, waist (73-B-5117-73-B-5140)
cap, field, cotton, olive drab (73-C-16010-73-C-16035), replaces, cap, wool, knit
1 Gloves, wool, leather palm, replace wool gloves ( 73-G-43860-73-G-4385)
3 (1) Undershirts, wool, 2 may be replaced by cotton undershirts (55-U-7766-55-U7790)
3 (1) Drawers, wool, 2 may be replaced by cotton underdrawers (55-D-526-55-D535)
3 (1) Socks, wool cushion sole (73-S-31824-73-S-31840)
2 (2) Socks, wool, light (73-S-33221-73-S-33229)
4 Handkerchiefs, cotton (73-H-3880)
2 (1) Shirts, flannel, OD Coat-style (55-S-55-00-255-S5517-4)
2 (1) Neckties, cotton, moair, khaki (73-N-120) Replaces the cotton khaki necktie which was issued until exhausted.
2 (1) Trousers, wool, OD, (55-T-82005-55-T82267-30)
1 Jacket, Field, M1943 (55-J190-55-J192-98) Replaces the field jacket OD, M1941(55-J-210-55-J-300) which was issued until exhausted.
1Hood, Jacket, Field, M1943, issued only with Field Jacket M1943. (73-H
-66815,Large;73-H66817,Medium;73-H-66819, Small).
1 (1) raincoat, Rubberised M1938, dismounted (73-R-3435-72-R3450)
1 Poncho, Lightweight, OD (issued to replace the raincoat when authorised by the War Dept) (72-P-9780)
1 Sweater, High neck (55-S-64237, large;55-S-64241,Medium;55-S-64245,small;55-S-64249,X-Large).
1 (1) Overcoat, Wool, Melton, OD (55-O-8900-55-O-9115)
2 Boots, service, combat, (72-B2740-20-72-B2746-41) Replaced 2 shoes, service, combat (72-S-225-35-72-S-2248-65) & 1 Leggings M1938, Dismounted, OD (72-L-61920-72-L-61929)
1 (1) Jacket Herringbone twill (HBT) 55-J-420-55-J-424) (If authorised by the Commander of The Theatre of Operations)
1 Bag, Duffel, ( Replaces the Bag, Barrack, for overseas, (74-B-54-55)
1 Bag, Sleeping, wool (27-B-317)(2 wool blankets, M1934 could be issued when the sleeping bag is not available)(27-B-678).
1 case, water repellent, bag, sleeping(27-C-123)
1 Can, meat (alluminium, 74-C-62;Stainless steel, 74-C-66)
1 Canteen, M1910 (alluminium, 74-C-80; stainless steel , 74-C-87)
1 Cup, canteen (Alluminium 74-C-314; stainess steel, 74-C-317-25) Listed only from 1 Sept 1945, and only for the combat units
1 Fork, M1926 (74-F-63)
1 Knife M1926 (74-K-60)
1 necklace, identification tag, with extension (74-N-300)
5 pins, tent, shelter, wood (74-P-125)
3 poles, tent, single section (tent pole in 3 sections, the pole in a single section was to be issued until exhausted)(74-P-230)
1 pouch, First aid packet (74-P-260)
1 Spoon M1926(74-S-312)
2 Tag, Identification (74-T-60)
1 Tent, shelter, half (74-T-100,Model with one triangular end, limited standard in May 1946; 74-T-102,Model with 2 regtangular ends.
The following items were issued only upon enlistment, they were not replaced unless if lost or destroyed without fault of their owner:
1 Brush, shaving
1 Brush Tooth
1 Comb, rubber or plastic
1 Razor, safety, with 5 blades
2 (1) Towel. Bath (27-T-28590)
Equipment By Speciallity;
The Personnel listed below were issued, in addition to the equipment from the 'a' list, with :
Cooks;
2 Towels - Bath
Enlisted men in the Signal Corps, except Mechanics;
1 Coat, mackinaw, OD (55-C-33090-55-C-33190)
Mechanics
1 Coat,Mackinaw,OD
1 Gloves, inserts, wool (73-G-55005 Large; 73-G-55010, Medium:73-G-55015,Small)
1 Gloves- Shells, leather[73-g-55755,large;,73-g-55760,medium;73-g-55765,small;]
Drivers,except mechanics;
1Gloves,insert,wool
1gloves-shells,leather
Military police;
2Ggloves,cotton,white[73-g-12338-73-g-12559]
1 Jacket,HBT[execpt MP mechanics who were issued with 2]
! trousers HBT[2 per MP mechanic]
! Brassard,arm,MP
1 Club,policeman,M1944[41-c-2453,replaces club policeman 41-c-2450]

there is more which i'll do some other time[worn out finger!]

Dave.


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BTT,

Just a bit of info resurected for the newer GI re-enactor..

Dave.

GlenM - thanks Dave - have cleaned up the topic and made it a sticky.


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