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photo of Chinese soldiers wearing MKII & M1

Article about: A Chinese Nationalist soldier, age 10, member of a Chinese division boarding planes in Burma bound for China, May 1944. The boy soldier appears to have a British MKII helmet & web gear t

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    A Chinese Nationalist soldier, age 10, member of a Chinese division boarding planes in Burma bound for China, May 1944.

    The boy soldier appears to have a British MKII helmet & web gear

    the older guy in the background has a M1 type helmet with net
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    Great photo !




    Regards,



    Steve.

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    Interesting picture, tahnks for sharing!

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    closer view of the MKII worn b y the child soldier
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    this guys helmet looks like just a helmet liner with a net
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    Great historical photo Battlegear, I hope the little fella was able to evade the Japanese until the end of the war.

    Jay

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    Great photo. I think they were members of the Chinese Expeditionary Force (Burma) .

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    Great photo indeed!
    Kind of tragic in a way!!
    I remember if I would have been in that outfit, at that age, it would have been for a carnival party or for a game....
    :-(
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Great pic. Hope the kid made it out alive.

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    Speaking of hoping that a kid made it out alive...

    I recently was introduced to a Korean War vet. I had dinner with him and he spoke about his experience. He said a young Korean boy would come into their camp and the soldiers would treat him to chocolate, chewing gum, or just food and warm clothing in general. The vet said that the boy really loved being around the soldiers and seeing all their wonderous gear, vehicles, etc.

    The vet took a liking to him and tried to look out for the boy. One day the boy asked to hold the vet's rifle, so he took out the mag of his carbine and handed it to him. The boy posed for this picture:
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    Unfortunately, the vet moved out from that camp soon after and never saw the boy ever again. The vet said he didn't even know the boy's real name... everyone in camp called him "George". The vet said to this day he still loses sleep at night while wondering what ever happened to "George." The vet fears that he stepped on a mine or was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time...

    Here is a picture of the M1 Carbine that "George" posed with. The vet brought the rifle home with him from Korea and he said he hasn't fired it since his service in the Korean War.
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