Home Home
   Swat the Shopping Bug to view related military items!

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.

This section of the website provides information that allows you to identify WWII American military 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.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII US collectible worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the collectibles is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of US militaria in the collector's market is illustrated.

This service is provided free of charge to the visitor/enthusiast courtesy of MilitaryItems.com, a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality military antiques and collectibles to museums, institutions and the general public.

  1. Identifying fakes and reproductions
  2. Stamps and manufacturing markings
  3. Construction materials
  4. Pins, hinges and other
  5. Perspective view
  6. Purchasing WWII collectibles

This WWII US military collectible may be currently reproduced. 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 the collectible.

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.


The value for WWII US field gear and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $70.00 $80.00 $80.00 $85.00 $90.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade A A A A A

While the item featured here is not for sale, similar items like it are available for purchase in our website MilitaryItems.com

� 1997 - 2022 MilitaryItems.com - All rights reserved.