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WWII US gas mask bag?? from China??

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    Hi,



    This bag I found in China and it might be WWII era. I took some scans of the writings on it, but can anyone identify the unit or where it was used/made?

    Thanks,
    Neil.
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    This is the standard early war US gas mask bag. The markings are standard and not unit related. The Nationalist Chinese forces were supplied with US kit in WW2.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Ade,

    Many thanks, good to hear from u again.

    Neil.

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    A diaphragm gas mask meant that it had a special feature of a plastic diaphragm in the facepiece to better allow the wearer's voice to be heard by others. It was usually issued to officers or artillery gun layers (who had to yell out coordinates and sight settings etc.)
    This type of gas mask's canister remained in the bag which was worn under the left arm close to the body.

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    Hi,

    Sorry for the late reply, thank you!

    Neil.

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