WWII US Army Jungle OD Backpack -
This is a US Army field gear item. As issued during World War two. The battlefields of the South
pacific presented a different challenge for the US armed forces than the European theatre. The need
to develop new equipment that could function in both areas was paramount.
The large OD backpack, commonly known as the "Jungle pack", was part of the answer to the challenge.
This was an experimental pack. it was larger than other packs and had multiple pockets.
some of backpacks saw action in Italy. A
was developed for the US Marines for use in the Pacific theater.
Marked "US" in the front. The inside of the flap is dated 1942. Manufactured by Boyt.
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The main flap has a horizontal khaki strip sewn at about mid point. This section had multiple openings that
were used to attach miscelleneous items to the pack. Just below that is an additional flap with two
metal gromets, one located at each end. This is where the shovel was secured.
Each bottom sides of the main flap had a black metal buckle. this was used to secure the backpack shut.
The back of the backpack has adjustable shoulder straps. These were plain canvis straps which allowed the
soldier to carry the pack.
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The name and year of manufacturing were stamped with black ink to the inside of the main flap.
The example featured here was manufactured by Boyt in the year 1942.
The neck section of the pack had a series of metal grpmets with a string going through them.
Pulling on the string secured the top of the pack closed.
The main body of the pack has horizontal straps sewn. This provided more durability to the
pack when carrying heavy loads,
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.
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