WWII US Army 1942 Haversack -
This is a US Army field gear item. As issued during World War two. The haversack was actually developed
during WWI. It was used during the early days of WWII. However, it proved to problematic because the
soldier would have to take the whole pack apart
to access the items stored in it.
This section of the website provides information that allows you to identify American military field
gear collectibles. The data also includes a price guide to give you an idea of the value of the items.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII US collectibles. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined
points that should be noted.
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of US militaria in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The haversack featured on this page is black ink stamped with the date of production and manufacturer
name (Boyt, 1942). The markings are placed on the upper back section. This was a common location for
Another place where markings may reside are the inside section of the main flap.
This WWII US military collectible may be currently
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other WWII US military collectibles, you can do so by
going to our
WWII US Military Collectibles Price Guide.
Where we cover items from the Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.