Post by troyluginbill on Sept 16, 2007 17:07:07 GMT -5
Adler, Good find. I checked my redjacket manual (1942) and oddly enough it has the haversack packing instructions in it as well. Looks like maybe publications corps hadn't caught up with the quartermasters yet. Would still love to see confirmed pics of the haversack on USMC though. I found one that is dated 1939 in San Francisco referring to 1928 packs as 782 gear as it was all laid out ready for inspection.
Post by troyluginbill on Sept 21, 2007 1:56:43 GMT -5
gyrene, The redjackets is the common name marines gave the manual. This is from a number of old salts who were there. In fact I have never heard it referred to as the Marines handbook by any marine from ww2. So I do apologize for using the colloquial. You are right mine is published 1940, not 1942 (explaining the 1941 issue so forget that). I will not disagree with you on the 1928 vs. 1912 pack system. The manual/handbook shows a 1912 pattern pack. For general purposes I was lumping the 1912 and 1928 together as they are very similar. (only a few straps make the difference.) I know the USMC had their own tail end that went with the 1912, but again the differences are small. The start of this whole thread was to determine if the USMC were issued any version of the army style haversack in ww2 PTO. Given all the evidence we have found against this I would guess not. Thanks for your research and insight Gyrene.
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