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Relics from the forgotten battlefield: Italians against Germans in Rodos island, September 1943 By Pierre Kosmidis of WW2Wrecks.com Photos by Panagiotis Mprokos Following the Italian capitulation in September 1943, the Dodecanese (a word deriving from Greek, meaning […]

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WAR DEPARTMENT ISSUES A COMBAT MEDIC’S BADGE

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by:

WAR DEPARTMENT ISSUES A COMBAT MEDIC’S BADGE The War Department has authorized a badge for medics who have served with the medical detachments of Infantry regiments or smaller units since the war started. The award carries […]

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THE US ARMY INDIVIDUAL PROTECTIVE GAS COVER

Posted on February 4th, 2017 by:

THE US ARMY INDIVIDUAL PROTECTIVE GAS COVER From YANK Magazine Latest wrinkle in protection against gases is a cellophane wrapper guaranteed to make G.I.s feel like a package of cigarettes. For protection against burning gasses like […]

THE M1943 COMBAT UNIFORM – ADVANCEMENTS IN GI CLOTHING In 1943, the U.S. Army developed a new combat uniform to be standardized for all its branches of services. The new uniform was based on the “layering” […]

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PLAN NEW TYPE OF FIELD JACKET FOR ETO MEN

Posted on October 6th, 2016 by:

PLAN NEW TYPE OF FIELD JACKET FOR ETO MEN Army Orders 4,600,000, Forces 6 Manufacturers To Accept Contract Stars and Stripes U.S. Bureau WASHINGTON, July 24, 1944—A rarely used section of the Selective Service Act has […]

GERMAN SUBMACHINE GUN (MP 38 and MP 40) – FROM YANK MAGAZINE Material for this article on enemy weapons was prepared by the War Department’s Military Intelligence Service with the assistance of the Ordnance Intelligence Unit. Although […]

US NAVY TALKER HELMET – PROTECTION FOR THE NERVES OF THE SHIP During WWII, the US Navy utilized a sound-powered Interior Communications (I.C.) system for internal communications within a ship. The system allowed the Captain to […]

Ceramic Grenades – Japan’s Last Ditch Weapon In late 1944, as Japan’s war came to a conclusion, precious war materials like metal became scarce, making Japan’s ability to equip her fighting men a difficult task. To […]

Bazooka Face Mask-Blast Protection for a GI’s Face With the success of Hitler’s armored Blitzkriegs in Poland, France and the Low Countries in 1939 and 1940, the US Army realized it needed an effective and reliable […]

Motion Sickness Pills Put Soldiers to Sleep on D-Day Motion sickness pills were handed out to American soldiers on the evening prior to D-Day. On June 5, 1944, Paratroopers of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions […]

US Marine Corps Field Scarf, Rare Piece of the Pre-War Uniform: From the 1930’s to the end of WWII, there were dramatic changes in the combat uniform, helmet, equipment and weaponry of the US Marine. But […]

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