Gear

Whether you are interested in becoming a re-enactor or are just curious about the gear that the airborne used, this is a good place to start. Is everything listed? NO! When you think you have it all listed or know it all, you’ll be surprised and proven wrong. This is just a helpful list.

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Uniform:
M-1942 Paratrooper Uniform (Normandy)
Jump Boots (worn by some for the entire war)
M-1943 Paratrooper Uniform (Market Garden and Bulge)
Double Buckle Boots (Market Garden and Bulge)
Overseas Cap with Patch
Enlisted Wool Shirt
G.I. Tie
101st Airborne Patch
Enlisted Class “A” Uniform

Gear:
Wooden Cot
Wool Blanket
Foot Locker (It all has to go somewhere)
M-2 Paratrooper Helmet
M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, or Thompson Machine Gun
M-1936 Cartridge Belt
M-1942 Canteen and Cup with M-1910 Canteen Cover
Mess Kit
M-1936 Musette Bag
Bayonet
M-1910 or M-1943 Entrenching Tool with Cover
Cricket
Dog Tags
Gas Detector Arm Band
M3 Trench Knife by Camillus
TL-122 Flashlight
M4 “Mae West” Life Preserver
M-1942 Bayonet
M2 Pocket Knife
Shelter Half
Compass with Pouch
M5 Gas Mask with Carrying Bag
Parachutist Rope Coil
Bandoleers
Paratrooper First Aid Pouch
Can Opener
Personal Effects Bag