WWII USMC Jungle Camouflaged 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 camouflaged 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. Issued to the
Marines for action in the South pacific. An
Olive Drab version
was created for the Army for deployment in Italy.
Marked "US" in the front. The inside of the flap is dated 1942. Manufactured by Boyt.
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The USMC jungle backpack featured here has a blank ink stamp marked in the inside of the main flap. It reads
"Hinson Mfg Co", which is the company that produced the camo pack. Just below is the date of 1943, which is
when the item was produced.
The front side of the flap has a "US" stamped in black ink. A small pocket secured closed by a brass zipper is also
located in the same area. This pocket was ideal for carrying maps and any other small item that needed to be accessed
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