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WW2 Airborne Impressions: Putting on the Gear

Discussion in 'Uniforms, Personal Gear (Kit) and Accessories' started by AirB44, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. AirB44

    AirB44 New Member

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    Hello guys.
    As a beginner impressionist, I was wondering how M1 Riflemen during D-Day, Market Garden, Bulge, and Germany held all their webbing together.
    The main question I have is how did they wear their musette bags? Did they attach them to their suspenders or did they hang them around their shoulders with the straps?
     
  2. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Add to what you see there a parachute and a Mae West vest. They didn't wear the reserve parachutes. There wasn't enough time to deploy them after jumping for them to do any good.

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