101st Airborne - 502nd
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Field Equipment Description
Cartridge Belt M1923 or M1936 10 Pocket
Cover, Canteen, And Cup. WW2
or M1942 First Aid Pouch And Carlisle Bandage
Haversack With Meat Can Pouch
Tool With Cover, Either Folding Or "T" Shovel
Tin With Fork, Knife, And Spoon, WW2
Pot, Dark OD Color With Either A Cork (Preferred)
Or Sand Finish
White ID With "Tick" At Appropriate Position
Sewn On Khaki Chin Straps With Hook And Claw Fasteners
Dark OD Color, Smooth Or Textured
Has Chin Strap Tabs For Leather Chin Strap
Leather Chin Strap With Either Black Or OD Fittings
Optional, 1/2" - 3/4" Khaki Preferred
Unlined M1939 or M1942
Army Russett Shade, Box Toe Cap, Beveled
First Aid Pack
2 Tie Straps, Placed On Helmet, Suspenders,
M5 "Rubberized" Assault Gas
M3 Fighting Knife, Placed On Ankles
Cloth, 3 7/8" x 5 7/8"
or Folded & Safety Pinned On Sleeve
Commonly Wore By 506th and 401st After D-Day Battles
Airborne Division Patch
Placed On Left Shoulder, 1/2" Down
From Shoulder Seam
Main Pack On Back, Reserve In Front
Additions To All Uniform
addition to spring, summer, and fall battles, there are winter
The 101st fought in Bastogne during the winter of 1944 and that
is re-enacted more then once during a winter in different locations
through out the country.
This is a great time to pull out all that wool that you hated
the summer months. The uniform of the "Battle of the Bulge"
thrown together too! When it gets cold out guys tended to borrow,
liberate or loot what ever they could get their hands on!
M41 jacket hood
2. M43 jacket hood
3. Wool anti-gas hood
4. "Jeep" cap (khaki)
5. Wool "watch" or "beanie" cap (OD)
6. Wool glove liners (OD)
7. Wool/ leather palm gloves (OD/ brown)
8. * Wool over coat long style (OD)
9. * Wool over coat "Jeep" short style (OD)
10. * Mackinaw jacket (khaki)
11. Rain jacket, rubberized (OD)
12. Rain poncho, rubberized with out hood (OD)
13. Rubber goulashes, buckle type (Black)
15. Wool scarf (OD)
16. White sheets for camouflage
17. Wool 5 button sweater, try to avoid the modern style. But
if you must, atleast sew
WWII style buttons on it.
18. Long johns, who cares what type, no one sees em anyway!
19. Kersy lined trousers (khaki)
20. Kersy lined tankers bibs (khaki)
* Note: On the above listed jacket items, atleast
place a 101st
patch on the left shoulder.
No 48 star flag is required and
Rank chevrons are optional.
Shelter half with buttons not snaps (OD) or
2. Shelter quarter (khaki)
3. Shelter pins, wooden 6 each
4. Shelter poles, wooden with metal fittings, 1 each
5. Shelter rope, 1 each
6. Wool blanket, (Mustard) or (Brown)
7. Wool sleeping bag, (Brown)
8. Sleeping bag cover, cotton (OD)
9. Wooden ammo box, Large sized to place non-military,
modern sleeping gear, and/ or food items
10. Cooking pots, pans and utensils. Old cast iron skillets
work great for this and it
keeps with the WWII theme.