Genuine WWII US packboard, 2nd pattern, in shaped plywood; a wide canvas panel laced on the sides cushions the back. This packboard was made by American Seating Co., and is dated 1945. The 2nd type was introduced as a simpler alternative to the Yukon packboard (1st type).
Genuine WWII switchblade knife which was located in the small vertical pocket under the collar of the jump coat. Its purpose was to cut the canopy risers when landing in a difficult spot. This one is a short one with ring, with a black plastic horn-style handle, made by G. Schrade Presto Patent. The knife works.
Genuine WWII US armband identification oil cloth flag, 48 stars, worn on the right sleeve. Used by airborne units and Glider Pilots in Sicily, Italy, Normandy, Provence, Holland...
Scarce WWII British gas detection kit, in its original tin marked Detector, Vapour, Pocket, Mk II and dated 1944, in excellent condition. The various reagents, dated 1943, would permit the testing for the presence of mustard gas and other poison gas.
Nice genuine WWII US A-5 aerial delivery container made of heavy OD canvas with two-piece outside cover. Used to deliver ammunition in combat areas. No shipping, to be collected on site.
Rare genuine WWII booklet, If you should be captured, these are your rights. War Department, May 16, 1944. Great text and great artwork.
Genuine WWII US TL-122-B flashlight. Made by Bright Star. The initials "B.D." have been hand-engraved on the main body and bottom of the lamp. Working condition not guaranteed.
Genuine WWII US TL-122-A flashlight. Made by USA Lite. Working condition not guaranteed.
Genuine WWII US airborne recognition scarf. Bright yellow, trapezoidal, fabric panel, with three safety pins, featuring a few holes and stains. One of the side straps is missing. Used by both British and US parastroops.
Genuine WWII switchblade knife which was located in the small vertical pocket under the collar of the jump coat. Its purpose was to cut the canopy risers when landing in a difficult spot. This one is a long one without ring, with horn handle, made by Schrade Cut. Co. The knife works perfectly in spite of the security button. Total length 22 cm.
Genuine WWII British toggle rope. Also used by soldiers of the 4th Infantry Divison on D-Day.
British-made genuine WWII paratrooper / infantry gas brassard. Made out of heavy brown paper coated with reactive paint. When in contact with vesicant spray, the paper would turn pink in spots. The cloth loop was for attaching the detector to the field jacket shoulder strap, most of the time on the right arm. Well marked and dated 1942.
Genuine WWII US M2 multi-purpose pliers and crimper: one handle ends as a screwdriver blade, the other is a spike for boring a small hole in the TNT block and inserting a fuze. The crimping claws are for attaching a blasting cap or length of detonating cord to the fuze.
Genuine WWII US complete 16 pages pamphlet Sex hygiene and venereal disease, dated 1940. Prepared under the direction of the Surgeon General of the Army and published for the information of the military service in general. A copy was issued to every recruit upon enlistment.
Genuine WWII expendable acetate eyeshields worn against vesicant spray. The dark tinted shields was stapled between a visor of impregnated material and a narrow strip of felt where it touched the brow.
Genuine WWII US brass trumpet. This instrument has two loops for a sling or unit tabard. It was played by the company bugler for the customary calls (from 'reveille' to 'retreat'). Well marked.
Genuine WWII US brass whistle used by MPs, and mostly by small unit leaders (Squad, Platoon...). This one is marked MILITARY - Made in USA. Named to George R. Haw. In perfect condition.
Genuine WW2 Japanese good luck flag "Yosegaki hinomaru". It was a traditional gift for Japanese servicemen deployed during the military campaigns of the Empire of Japan; the flag was given to a soldier, signed by friends or family, often with short messages wishing the soldier victory or good luck. A few tears and holes. 105 x 73 cm.