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#1 26-11-2013 02:23:51

Dawn Patrol
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USMC-Army WW2 Camouflage uniforms and headgear. Pacific Theatre

Here are some examples of US camouflage gear used by the USMC and one Army example as used in France for a short time before withdrawn due to accidents when mistaken for German camouflage uniforms. #1. First pattern P-42 USMC set, nicely sun faded on the green side. 1942 Winchester M-1 garand. Theatre made cap out of waterproof camo poncho material. #2. USMC P-44 set with 1944 issue jungle canvas-rubber boots. #3.Paramarine 3rd pattern jump smock with built in rear pocket. The short jacket is a cutdown para smock issued as a short waist jacket. Also, Australian procured knuckle fighting knife. Winchester M-12 trench gun.  Neither of these jump jackets had the elbow pads installed. #4 P-41 Green HBT set with Remington Rand .45 in holster and Collins 'Gung Ho'  fighting knife. #5  USMC P-44 set with combat Eyemo film camera, early 42 Inland M-1 carbine, GI made trench knife, field made SWPA USMC cap and camo field pack.
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/USMC1_zps1139d68a.jpg
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/USMCP442_zps9366837b.jpg
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/Paramarinesmock6_zps0af963aa.jpg
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/USMCP42Green4_zps66efd579.jpg
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/USMCP44green-camera7_zpsc94806f1.jpg
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/Armycamosniper3_zpsd7b63820.jpg
In contrast, this one is the US Army pattern with brown buttons instead of metal snaps, patch chest pockets. Rifle is 1943 Remington 03-A4 sniper. M-3 trench knife.
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/Frogskins8_zps48f4539f.jpg
THe first issued US camouflage suit was the one piece Army "Frogskin" coveralls. The one on the left was issued to an Army Major. His rank sewn to the shoulders. The one on right could be Army or USMC issue with metal star buttons on the chest pockets and blackened brass snaps everywhere else. Both have the inner suspenders intact. Camo cap is another field made Pacific theatre cap. Non waterproof material. Fighting knife is the 8" Western.
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/Frogskinmaj_zpsa98c8386.jpg
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/Frgsknstraps1_zps47c2a70e.jpg

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#2 27-11-2013 21:30:13

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Re: USMC-Army WW2 Camouflage uniforms and headgear. Pacific Theatre

Nice stuff! Thanks for posting. Rich A. in Pa.


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#3 27-11-2013 21:40:07

Sebastian.V
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Re: USMC-Army WW2 Camouflage uniforms and headgear. Pacific Theatre

Very nice ! thanks for the displays !

Sebastien.

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#4 28-11-2013 08:35:38

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Re: USMC-Army WW2 Camouflage uniforms and headgear. Pacific Theatre

Thank you very much guys. I am honored to be in your company! I love this forum because it is still small, friendly and helpful. The great collections shared are an inspiration to me. Tin Soldier, Rich, NZ Mark, Sebastien and so many others have made this my go-to stop everyday to see what is new. More to learn, more to come. wink

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#5 28-11-2013 08:51:06

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Re: USMC-Army WW2 Camouflage uniforms and headgear. Pacific Theatre

Another P-42 USMC 1st pattern camo set. The interesting thing here is the camo hood with drawstrings. It has factory button holes to attach to a jacket or shirt collar. It is not waterproof like poncho material but smooth like shelter quarter material and not HBT either. It looks factory made. I think it was designed as a sniper hood. I have not seen one in a book before. Any ideas?
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/USMCP42camosetmint13_zps391ac836.jpg
(The flash caused the pant legs to look different in the reverse shot.)
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/USMCRev_zps5406019b.jpg
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/Camohood1_zps35ea7c02.jpg
Another unusual item is this camouflage USMC paramarine jump case. It had originally two ties sewn to the back side that would wrap around the leg to hold tightly in place.  This was used with the Reising M-55 SMG with folding wire stock. I do not have one of those so shown with a 1943 Inland paratrooper M1A1 carbine. The other drop bag is an Army paratrooper issue bag. I think the USMC camo version was made in very limited quantities and probably only experimental and used in training, not combat. 
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/DSC_1102_zps00f735c1.jpg
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/Camobag7_zps24fde4a2.jpg
Note stitch holes at bottom of belt loop on the camo bag where the tie strap was attached. Another set of holes at the bottom rev.
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/camobag8_zps7531b831.jpg
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/Camobag4_zps62a7f7db.jpg

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#6 29-11-2013 00:20:49

RRA227
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Re: USMC-Army WW2 Camouflage uniforms and headgear. Pacific Theatre

Nice stuff! Never seen a hood. Rich A. in Pa.


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#7 29-11-2013 20:08:52

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Re: USMC-Army WW2 Camouflage uniforms and headgear. Pacific Theatre

the rifles are superb...

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