Wednesday, July 6, 2016

US ARMY WWII 1942 OD JUNGLE BACKPACK

WWII US Army Jungle OD Backpack 






 

WWII US Army Jungle OD 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 OD 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. some of backpacks saw action in Italy. A Camouflage version was developed for the US Marines for use in the Pacific theater.

Marked "US" in the front. The inside of the flap is dated 1942. Manufactured by Minson Mfg.co.
















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