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parachute bag found in a barn in the south of holland

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    Hi all,

    I have this item already for some time in my collection. It was found in a barn in the Nijmegen aerea. Maybe someone knows more about it?
    Maybe a Market Garden relic?
    Best regards,
    Eric
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    It looks to be an American para pack of some type .... not a leg bag.

    It's dated 1944 (AA/44), and is most likely from Market-Garden.

    Cheers

    Gary J.

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    Hi Gary,

    Someone on another forum told me it was a late war T7 reserve parachute bag. Not sure if this could be part of a Market Garden Display?

    Cheers,
    Eric

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    Hi Eric,

    It's a T-7 Paratroopers parachute pack minus the 'chute. This type was introduced in 1944 in time for Market Garden and had a diameter of 28 feet. By the time of the operation, all the 'chutes were meant to be in the triple green camoflauge scheme, but in reality only about 50% were delivered in time, so half the troops were dropped under white canopies that made excellent targets for the machine guns below. They were eventually replaced by the much improved t-10 in around 1953.

    If your information is correct, then this is a very nice original piece of Market Garden history!

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Hi Ned,

    Thank you very much for clarifying this. I know this has been found in a barn togheter with wooden crates for ammo I believe.. I am going to display this item with a description of Market Garden combined with some photo's.

    Cheers,
    Eric

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    Quote by ww2collector View Post
    Hi Gary,

    Someone on another forum told me it was a late war T7 reserve parachute bag. Not sure if this could be part of a Market Garden Display?

    Cheers,
    Eric
    Looking at it again, that could well be right! As a reserve 'chute it would have been a chest pack with a red pull handle. The red stripe on yours and the two grab handles either end make this a strong possibility. Does it have RESERVE or CHEST PACK stamped on it anywhere?

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Hi Ned,

    It has chest pack stamped on it.

    Cheers,
    Eric

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    Nice original piece from the Market Garden operation. Airborne collectors will be drooling over this one. Nice piece.
    Steve

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    Thanks Steve...
    I am going to display this at my daughters school in her new school year world war two will be handled in history class.. I will bring more items to display at her school and talk about world war two.

    Cheers,
    Eric

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