WWII US Army Paratrooper Medical Bag -
The concept of parachuting troops was invented during WWII. Advancements in
aircrafts and technology made it possible. By the early 1940's the US had
started a paratrooper force.
The paratroopers had the need to be self sufficient because they were dropped in
the middle of enemy troops. As such, they were issued large packs to carry medical supplies.
Of canvas construction, the bag had multiple pockets and straps to secure all the equipment.
The bag featured on this page was manufactured in 1949, making it of post war production. However, its design is identical
to those produced during the war.
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The bag has a black ink stamp describing what it is. Not all bags were stamped.
It is possible to find bags that were not.
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