Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WWII USMC Marine Musicians Bag

Here is something one doesn't see too often, a WWII USMC Musicians Bag. A really unique item for the WWII USMC Collection.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

WWII USMC Marine Personal Ditty Bag Kit

Here is an example of an assembled WWII USMC ditty bag kit. The Griffin Wax was seen in a 1945 Leatherneck ad. The ditty bag itself is USMC HBT material. The two sewing kits are USMC, the bottom kit was given away by Coca-Cola to Marines while the top is IDed to a Marine and has Marine Buttons enclosed. Both handkecheifs came out of an USMC grouping. The Soap dishes and razor kits are the type that were given out or sold at PXs in WWII, with the Navy Soap Dish an item left over from WWI. The two folding photograph books contain pictures of Marines or their girlfriend/Wives. The brown photo book is embossed with the USMC logo.

The Battle of Iwo Jima Service Jacket Tribute 69th Anniversary

On the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima I set up this display of three WWII service coats that represent the three Marine Divisions that participated in the Battle Of Iwo Jima. All three marines who once owned these coats were Veterans of the Battle.

WWII 5th Marine Division 5th Medical Battalion Roll Out Group Unit Photo.

This is a photo of the 5th Medical Battalion which was part of the 5th Marine Division and participated in the Battle Of Iwo Jima. The Photo does have the names of these Marines and Sailors of this unit written on the back. I will update this post when I research the full names on the back.