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 Gear

Whether you are interested in becoming a re-enactor, or are just curious about the gear that the airborne used, this is a good place to start.  Is everything listed?  NO!  When you think you have it all listed or know it all, you'll be surprised and proven wrong.  This is just a helpful list.

If you are interested in joining our group, jump to the "Join" page to read about our equipment program.


Uniform:

M-1942 Paratrooper Uniform (Normandy)

Jump Boots (worn by some for the entire war)

M-1943 Paratrooper Uniform (Market Garden and Bulge)

Double Buckle Boots (Market Garden and Bulge)

Overseas Cap with Patch

Enlisted Wool Shirt

G.I. Tie

101st Airborne Patch

Enlisted Class "A" Uniform


Gear:

Wooden Cot

Wool Blanket

Foot Locker (It all has to go somewhere)

M-2 Paratrooper Helmet

M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, or Thompson Machine Gun

M-1936 Cartridge Belt

M-1942 Canteen and Cup with M-1910 Canteen Cover

Mess Kit

M-1936 Mussette Bag

Bayonet

M-1910 or M-1943 Entrenching Tool with Cover

Cricket

Dog Tags

Gas Detector Arm Band

M3 Trench Knife by Camillus

TL-122 Flashlight

M4 "Mae West" Life Preserver

M-1942 Bayonet

M2 Pocket Knife

Shelter Half

Compass with Pouch

M5 Gas Mask with Carrying Bag

Parachutist Rope Coil

Bandoleers

Paratrooper First Aid Pouch

Can Opener

Personal Effects Bag

Currahee 506th Airborne Breast Oval Background Trimming US Army WW2 101st Airborne Division Soldier (506th PIR Re-enactor).
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