I'm having a discussion with a friend of mine who is a Dutch reenactor who has set up a 82nd Airborne uniform for his reenactment. His uniform is set for Market Garden(M43 uniform) and he has an M7 gas mask on his uniform(See picture below) which caused the discussion:
Was the M7 issued after D-Day and would it be fitting for Market Garden. I read somewhere that the M7 was not issued after D-Day, and I don't see why it would as it was meant for Amphibious assaults and that some other gas mask/bag would be more fitting.
Since they were pulled back and given new uniforms and gear, you would think they were given other gas masks?
Can anyone give us the correct answer?