1944 WWII US Army Invasion Special Purpose bag -
This is a US Army invasion rubberized bag. As issued to amphibious landing troops during World War two.
The design of the bad consists of a black rubber body with OD canvis straps sewn to the side - to act as
a shoulder strap for carrying purposes. A closing strap and buckle are placed in the front.
Extra material is provided at the top as a means to waterproof the contents.
The top of the main flap has an orange rectangle with the name MAHOO II written in black ink. The
rest of the flap is marked with white paint and reads as follows:
Bags. wtrpr., spec. purpose |
7 1/2L x 7-1/2W x 12H
Stock No. 24-B-1263-20
Eagle rubber co., inc.
Purchase order 12701
P.Q.D. No 425A. 12/26/44
These bags were employed in operations such as the D-day invasion.
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