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101st Airborne - 502nd PIR Trooper
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Field Equipment Description & Overview
  • Web Gear
    Cartridge Belt M1923 or M1936 10 Pocket

  • Canteen Cover, Canteen, And Cup. WW2 Dated
    M1910 or M1942 First Aid Pouch And Carlisle Bandage
    M1928 Haversack With Meat Can Pouch
    M1943 Combat Suspenders
    Entrenching Tool With Cover, Either Folding Or "T" Shovel
    Ammunition Bandolier
    Meat Tin With Fork, Knife, And Spoon, WW2 Dated

  • M1 Helmet
    Pot, Dark OD Color With Either A Cork (Preferred) Or Sand Finish

    Pot, White ID With "Tick" At Appropriate Position
    Pot, Sewn On Khaki Chin Straps With Hook And Claw Fasteners
    Liner, Dark OD Color, Smooth Or Textured
    Liner Has Chin Strap Tabs For Leather Chin Strap
    Liner, Leather Chin Strap With Either Black Or OD Fittings
    Netting Optional, 1/2" - 3/4" Khaki Preferred

  • Horsehide Gloves
    Unlined M1939 or M1942

  • Jump Boots
    Army Russett Shade, Box Toe Cap, Beveled Rubber Heal

  • Mussette Bag
    M1936 Khaki

  • Airborne First Aid Pack
    2 Tie Straps, Placed On Helmet, Suspenders, or Ankles

  • Gas Mask Bag
    M5 "Rubberized" Assault Gas Mask Bag

  • M3 Fighting Knife
    M3 Fighting Knife, Placed On Ankles or Suspenders

  • Flag Brassard
    Cloth, 3 7/8" x 5 7/8"

    Sewn or Folded & Safety Pinned On Sleeve
    Most Commonly Wore By 506th and 401st After D-Day Battles

  • 101st Airborne Division Patch
    Placed On Left Shoulder, 1/2" Down From Shoulder Seam

  • T5 Parachute Pack
    Main Pack On Back, Reserve In Front
  • Additions To All Uniform Sets

    In addition to spring, summer, and fall battles, there are winter battles.
    The 101st fought in Bastogne during the winter of 1944 and that battle
    is re-enacted more then once during a winter in different locations
    through out the country.
    This is a great time to pull out all that wool that you hated wearing in
    the summer months. The uniform of the "Battle of the Bulge" can be
    thrown together too! When it gets cold out guys tended to borrow, steal,
    liberate or loot what ever they could get their hands on!

      1. M41 jacket hood
      2. M43 jacket hood
      3. Wool anti-gas hood
      4. "Jeep" cap (khaki)
      5. Wool "watch" or "beanie" cap (OD)
      6. Wool glove liners (OD)
      7. Wool/ leather palm gloves (OD/ brown)
      8. * Wool over coat long style (OD)
      9. * Wool over coat "Jeep" short style (OD)
    10. * Mackinaw jacket (khaki)
    11. Rain jacket, rubberized (OD)
    12. Rain poncho, rubberized with out hood (OD)
    13. Rubber goulashes, buckle type (Black)
    14. Shoepacs
    15. Wool scarf (OD)
    16. White sheets for camouflage
    17. Wool 5 button sweater, try to avoid the modern style. But
           if you must, atleast sew WWII style buttons on it.
    18. Long johns, who cares what type, no one sees em anyway!
    19. Kersy lined trousers (khaki)
    20. Kersy lined tankers bibs (khaki)

        * Note: On the above listed jacket items, atleast place a 101st
           patch on the left shoulder. No 48 star flag is required and
           Rank chevrons are optional.

    Encampment Gear
      1. Shelter half with buttons not snaps (OD) or
      2. Shelter quarter (khaki)
      3. Shelter pins, wooden 6 each
      4. Shelter poles, wooden with metal fittings, 1 each
      5. Shelter rope, 1 each
      6. Wool blanket, (Mustard) or (Brown)
      7. Wool sleeping bag, (Brown)
      8. Sleeping bag cover, cotton (OD)
      9. Wooden ammo box, Large sized to place non-military,
         modern sleeping gear, and/ or food items in.
    10. Cooking pots, pans and utensils. Old cast iron skillets
           work great for this and it keeps with the WWII theme.

    502nd PIR - 101st Airborne Division
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