paratrooper uniform is very distinct. It was designed with bellow
pockets so troops could carry extra items on their person and
were held closed by heavy snaps so the items carried could not
be torn away when exiting the plane. After much wear and tear
on the uniform in the field during training, the uniform was
"Modified" by the unit riggers, "Reinforcing"
the elbows, knees, and the bottoms of the pockets.
Parachute Jumper, M1942
2. Trousers, Parachute Jumper, M1942
3. T-shirt, white or OD
4. Gloves, Horsehide, Riding, M1938 or M1942
5. Boots, Parachutist, Russet
6. Cap, Garrison, ("Overseas cap"), Khaki, Cotton,
OD Wool with Infantry piping
7. M1 Helmet complete
8. Cartridge belt, M1923, 10 pocket, Khaki
9. Cover, Canteen, M1910 or M1923, Khaki
10. Canteen, M1910 or M1923, with metal or plastic cap
11. Cup, Canteen, M1910, flat handle
12. First-aid pouch,M1910 or M1942, with Carlisle bandage
11. Weapon and blank ammunition
Wearing Of The 101st
SSI, Rank, & Flag
Shirts and jackets will display the 101st AB SSI on the left shoulder
approximately 1/2" down from the shoulder seam, Rank will
be placed sleeves between the elbow and the shoulder on both sides.
Right side sleeve will have a 48 star flag placed between the
rank and the shoulder.
There are many different 101st AB patches out on the market,
Please look over the Eagle
for further info on the types of patches worn during WWII.
is a great time to pull out all that wool that you hated wearing
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.