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#1 15-10-2015 03:51:56

Rebbaron55
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USMC 1943 Dated Camouflage Shelter Half

I have been wondering where to post this item as it may have made it to Mediterranean in time for African campaign, but more than likely was too late being dated 1943. Decided to show it here. smile Hope you will enjoy! cool

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#2 15-10-2015 10:48:44

Sebastian.V
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Re: USMC 1943 Dated Camouflage Shelter Half

similar to the pacific war items right ?

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#3 15-10-2015 13:25:01

zip3120
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Re: USMC 1943 Dated Camouflage Shelter Half

Hi Rebbaron you have a very nice USMC shelter half.

In mediterranean american troops used only Army shelter of the first pattern ( light kaki and only a single triangle portion attached ).
This shelter is very good for a marine in pacific campaign.
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Marco

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#4 15-10-2015 14:01:19

Rebbaron55
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Re: USMC 1943 Dated Camouflage Shelter Half

Yes, that is why I didn't place it under the "Enemies of the DAK" category. smile Only complication is that the SeaBees of the navy would have used these also and could ended up using this item in unexpected locations -especially medics cool I wish that it was dated like the Army that would have included the full date of production instead of just the year as it is the later army configuration with the two triangle portions! big_smile   Barron

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#5 15-10-2015 14:24:07

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Re: USMC 1943 Dated Camouflage Shelter Half

Dear Rebbaron
I know that USMC shelter has only one pattern, (with the two triangle portions). The early date of production is correct.

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#6 15-10-2015 16:13:12

Rebbaron55
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Re: USMC 1943 Dated Camouflage Shelter Half

When did the army pattern change to the two triangle ends? I haven't seen any 1943 dated examples of either type of army shelter half hmm   Barron

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#7 15-10-2015 22:09:07

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Re: USMC 1943 Dated Camouflage Shelter Half

I don't know exactly when the army pattern change. I know that early and mid war there was the first pattern. Late war the second pattern. Probably the change coincides with mutation of color from OD #3 to OD #7.
I have two army shelter, the first type OD #3 dated 1942 and the second type OD#7 dated 1945.

Rebbaron  you have a very nice USMC shelter, please advise me if you want to sell it or make a change.

Ciao

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#8 16-10-2015 10:16:50

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Re: USMC 1943 Dated Camouflage Shelter Half

thanks for this additional explixation my friend !

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#9 16-10-2015 14:05:02

Rebbaron55
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Re: USMC 1943 Dated Camouflage Shelter Half

Sounds like an interesting item for further research!  big_smile   Barron

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#10 16-10-2015 16:30:33

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Re: USMC 1943 Dated Camouflage Shelter Half

That is nicer than mine. Rich A. in Pa.


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