I received this pair of boots from a friend, he got them with a story that they were from the late 40's. As i want to put together a display of the dutch New Guinea period (my grandfather fought there) so the question is, if the boots indeed are period items. Did some research om the Hood Rubber co. but to no avail... Also searching for the outfit worn by the soliers there was not conclusive.
As he enlisted in may 45' he was called a so-called oorlogsvrijwilliger (war volenteer) initially to be send to the pacific theathre (but wasn't due to the war ending)and was given his training in the USA. He was part of the "Dutch Marine Group Holland USA"
Got some other items from him, M1 bayonet, compass, and K-bar fighting knive, all ww2 dated USMC stuff...