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ENLISTED INFANTRY             STANDARD

M1928 Haversack Load Bearing Gear
The M1928 Haversack was the standard pack for all infantrymen in WWII including Rangers. It was used as an assault pack; light field pack, an improvised back-pack and as a complete field pack when used with the M1928 pack carrier. The M1928 Haversack is the primary load bearing pack used the by the 5th Rangers from D-day onward.

 

Haversack, Cartridge Belt, Canteen, M1910 T-Handle Shovel, First Aid Pouch, M1 Garande Bayonet,

Optional: GP Bag, Bandaler,

                                               OPTIONAL AND REQUIRED ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT FOR ENLISTED:   

WIRE CUTTERS W/ POUCH, CARBINE MAG. POUCH, GENERAL PURPOSE BAG(GP), BANDALER FOR WEAPON M3 BAYONET.

OPTIONAL AND REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR NCO AND OFFICER.  REQUIRED IN RED/OPTIONAL IN BLACK:

M1938 MAP/DISPATCH CASE,

COMPASS W/POUCH

BINOCULARS

FLASHLIGHT

M1911 .45 WITH HOLSTER ATTACHED TO BELT, "NO SHOULDER HOLSTERS"

M1 GARAND BAYONET OR M3 FIGHTING KNIFE

M1943 FOLDING SHOVEL

THOMPSON/GREASE GUN MAGAZINE BAG

20rd MAGAZINE 3 OR 5 POCKET POUCH

D-Day Invasion: 6 June 1944
The Assault Vest or Assault Jacket (sometimes called the Invasion Vest) is a one-piece vest type load bearing item designed to replace the M1928 haversack system; specifically for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The color of the vest seen in original photos is almost entirely OD#7 green. However, OD#3 "khaki" vests do exist and were used. Makers included Tweedie and Harian.

ISSUED TO NCO AND OFFICERS IN SMALL AMOUNTS

INVASION GAS MASK BAG, M1926 LIFE PRESERVER ALSO SEEN IN PICTURE

5TH RANGER INFANTRY BATTALION (RS) INC.

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EST. 1998                                                                                                                                    A 501 (C) 3 NON-PROFIT  SOCIETY

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