were several types of marker panels used. You'll find the nomenclature
AP-50 (with progressive letters)
CS-18 was the spec for
the OD carrying case
AL-141 (w/sub sets)
was one indicator for the panel itself.
The modern Pathfinders
utilize a similar marker panel, but it is narrower in width and
significantly shorter in length. The nomenclature is VS-17.
is of 8 Cases, CS-150, which contained two panels of the same
color, matching the R or Y marked on the panel (R being Red
(this was actually pink in hue), Y being Yellow (this was
actually actually orange in hue)). There WAS NOT supposed
to be one panel of each color in the bag (the complete set
is called AP-50). These are the ones used at D-Day by the
Picture is two of the panels themselves. Perodically they
come with tie-straps and a wooden pole to keep the shape,
but you also see just the panels - one pink, one orange.
Picture of 3 of the later-war AL-140B panel sets, which contained
one panel (sewn at one end to the outer bag/roll), in the
colour specified on the bag (R or Y). These were not used