These are things that you need by the end of your first year, regardless of
what job you hold, many of these items can be found fairly inexpensive, make sure that you get a list of vendors!
- Trousers, M1937, Olive Drab (OD).
- Field Jacket (also called a combat jacket) M41 or M43 are both acceptable (OD) depending on the year events
before 1943 cannot have soldier wearing an M1943 jacket.
- Wool Shirt (OD) again M1937, with or without gas flap.
- Boots, Low quarter for early war, double buckle for late war.
- Leggings M1939
- Steel pot M1 Helmet OD with lining, lining must have correct leather strap and khaki chin strap.
- Cartridge belt, Khaki with Canteen (OD or Khaki cover).
- 94th infantry division patch (left shoulder--its
the 9/4 patch)
After one year the next things you
should obtain are:
- M1 Garand
- Bayonet for rifle (with scabbard) Either 10"
- Bandoliers for .30-06 Caliber rifle
- Haversack (early war) or Mussette Bag (late war)
- Shovel with OD cover (t-handle or folding)
You can round out your impression with:
- Overseas Cap (blue piping)
- M-1939 (dress) jacket or Ike Jacket
- Garrison cap with infantry
- Colt 1911 blank firing pistol
or .357 blank firing revolver
- Gas Mask with kidney pouch
- Knit hat for M1 helmet
- Shelter half
- K, C, D Rations
- Cloth bandoliers
- Collar Insignia (us, cross muskets)
- Distinctive Insignia (302nd) for your M39 jacket and overseas cap
There are many different items which you can use
to perfect your impersonation, but remember that you are trying to accurately portray an average person from that era, do
not go too overboard.
Watches, Cell phones and pagers
Leave the cellphones and pagers in the car, you
cant take them with you. However a cleverly concealed camera is often a nice to have, just be careful where and when you use
it. You are permitted to wear a period watch only, no new digital watches. Your glasses should be wire framed period glasses.
In order to fire a rifle,
you must pass inspection before every drill and event