WWII Infantry Full Combat Pack, US Army; from The Big Picture TV-211 (circa 1951)

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WWII Infantry Full Combat Pack, US Army; from The Big Picture TV-211 (circa 1951)by Roxy-Publishingon.WWII Infantry Full Combat Pack, US Army; from The Big Picture TV-211 (circa 1951)more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html “Colonel Quinn appears and explains the clothing, equipment and food available to the combat infantryman.” Combat pack, ammo belt, canteen, bayonet, first aid kit, mess kit, cargo pack, entrenching tool, etc, are shown. Excerpt from “The Big Picture” episode TV-211 The Big Picture TV Series playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_hX5wLdhf_Jwfz5l_3NRAcCYURbOW2Fl Public domain film from the […]

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“Colonel Quinn appears and explains the clothing, equipment and food available to the combat infantryman.” Combat pack, ammo belt, canteen, bayonet, first aid kit, mess kit, cargo pack, entrenching tool, etc, are shown.

Excerpt from “The Big Picture” episode TV-211

The Big Picture TV Series playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_hX5wLdhf_Jwfz5l_3NRAcCYURbOW2Fl

Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haversack

…Haversacks were in use during the American Civil War, as recounted in Grant’s memoirs, “In addition to the supplies transported by boat, the men were to carry forty rounds of ammunition in the cartridge-boxes and four days’ rations in haversacks.”

In 1910 the U.S. Army adopted the M-1910 haversack (or M10) as the standard back pack for all infantrymen. The pack is essentially a sheet of rugged khaki-colored canvas that folds around its contents (bedroll, clothing, daily rations, and assorted personal items), and is held together by flaps and adjustable buckle-straps. The two shoulder straps are designed to attach to a web belt or suspender configuration. The exterior of the pack has loops, rings, and grommet tabs for attaching a bayonet sheath, a “meat can” (mess kit) pouch, and a canvas carrier for a short-handled shovel (a.k.a. entrenchment tool).

This pack remained in service, most notably during World War I, until 1928 when it was superseded by the slightly modified M-1928 pack. However, thousands of surplus M10s were issued during World War II to compensate for shortages in war-time textile production.

The M-1928 haversack (M28) continued to be the standard-issue army back pack for the duration of World War II. The only exceptions being officers, engineers, paratroops, and medics who were issued the more compact M-1936 Musette Bag. The M28 was gradually phased out starting in 1944 with the introduction of the olive drab M-1944 and M-1945 Canvas Combat Field Pack configuration. This new two-part design, based on the Marine M-1941 system, used a much smaller back pack (for rations, clothes, ammunition, and messkit), and a separate Cargo Bag that attached to the bottom for extra clothes, shoes, and misc. items. The upper field pack had the same type of grommet tabs and loops as the M-1928 for attaching a bayonet and entrenchment tool plus straps for securing a “horseshoe” bedroll…

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11 Responses

  1. Zularis ZandarApril 5, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Great clip….a proto unboxing if you will esp with the "lets see whats in the first aid kit here"…xmas GI style

  2. rhurst1945April 5, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    That's the M1945 pack system, only issued during the very last few months of the war. Most soldiers in World War II had to use the M1928 haversack or M1936 musette bag. But the M1945 pack was used extensively in the Korean War, when this TV segment was made.

  3. AverageGuard LucasApril 5, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Can you hang a liter of water on the cardridge belt without it sliding off or getting uncomfortable? I was already wondering why my canteen and shovel wouldn't work with any other belt I have from other armies from that time or even modern harnesses.

  4. Krislin Sumbo جاولينApril 5, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Nice

  5. Cindi RoseApril 5, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    he's the best fighting man in the world that really made me laugh .

  6. darren spohnApril 6, 2017 at 12:09 am

    all that and they still had to carry food.

  7. VHFGamerApril 6, 2017 at 12:15 am

    I would make these changes

    #1 separate pack and ammo carrier that way you can ditch your pack and keep your ammo.
    #2 Modern IFAK… of course
    #3 increase number of canteens to a minimum of 4 if not more
    #4 Ditch the mess kit but keep the utensils
    #5 Modern E tool… attached to rear of load bearing vest so you do not lose it
    #6 Ditch the raincoat
    #7 ditch the cargo pack and everything in it.
    #8 Poncho and poncho liner which also serves as a shelter half if you are in the rear.

    load up on ammo, small number of critical parts for your rifle(springs and extractors ect) food ect

  8. blac ptown ptownApril 6, 2017 at 12:24 am

    ruff and tumble gear,mad props to the vets that had to live of this old school stuff, not to mention no cavler vest to stop bullets

  9. heinekenboyApril 6, 2017 at 12:57 am

    great video but the medic kit realy suck lol

  10. memikellApril 6, 2017 at 1:23 am

    this fool sure has no idea of what he is talking about

  11. scott webApril 6, 2017 at 1:56 am

    the o.g unboxing video.