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What goes in an american WW2 Musette Bag?

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    Hey,

    I am interested in collecting different branches of service of WW2 and I am working on my airborne equipment and was wondering what I should put in the musette bag?

    My WWII Kit.* To be updated. - Airsoft Canada

    Would they carry all this stuff? I heard they carry some 150-200 pounds of gear.

    Thanks,
    Michael

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    Clean underwear/socks
    Spare shirt
    Rations
    Personal items, cleaning kit, wash kit, etc.

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    What about the uniform?

    I know they used an 1942 jump uniform but did they just wear the wool shirt under it or were the wool pants worn too?

    Thanks,
    Michael

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    Just the wool shirt and vest under the jump jacket.

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    Also what did the vest look like, and the was a shovel attached to the later war tabs on the front of the bag like this one?

    US WWI Musette Bag 11x5x12 Used Original

    Thanks,
    Michael

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    The vest was OD and cut like any normal vest worn today.

    The shovel could be worn from the tab.

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    Sorry for all the questions I find special forces and paratroopers really interesting

    Thanks for all the help,
    Michael

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    the shovel usually goes on the pistole belt or cartridge belt depending on which one you have this is a good site to see where everything goes if you have a m1 garand and not a carbine you should get a cartridge belt or you can get rigger pouches but they didnt use the rigger pouches for market garden and after that i think they where only used for d day till they got off the front line and they had m43s with rigger modified pockets on the pants a lot of the original airborne guys still wore the 42s for the whole war and never switched from the jump boots to the buckel boots
    US WW2 Airborne Uniforms | MILITARIANA

    another good site to see what they had is atthefront.com and they have the best repro m42s and 43s

    if you plan on using it in the field i suggest getting as much original stuff as possible it holds up better under use like i have all original web gear trouser suspenders and everything that goes on the pistol/ cartridge belt

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    I have a lot of origonal gear and uniforms but I will work on getting suspenders and a mussette bag, thanks for the info and web sites!

    Michael

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    Quote by Snake Master View Post
    I have a lot of origonal gear and uniforms but I will work on getting suspenders and a mussette bag, thanks for the info and web sites!

    Michael
    no problem if you have any other questions just ask ill be happy to help you the best i can i also could ask the guys in the renacting unit if they know there answer a lot of the guys have been doing the 101st airborne for a long time and have hung out with a lot of vets and we pride our selves on being as accurate as possible

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