Hey Vic....I would think, had the troops been issued those type britches, that they would have, in that climate, eaten those guys up. As I understand it, the OD shirts were a blend of cotton and wool which I would think would have been a bit uncomfortable also, but not like 100 percent wool trousers. Correct me on the make up of the OD shirt if I am in error (which I am more often than not) Cheers.
Okla, Yes. It would have been hot to wear although they did wear the wool/flannel olive drab shirt. According to the book Odyssey of a Philippine Scout, they switch over to wearing that shirt in November when it gets cooler overnight out in the field. One of the PS vets at a reunion told me that that was what he wore during the death march and that it got infested by fleas in prison camp.
Good Day every one,thank you for the questions you've answered...Now regarding po in the "US WWII Thompson 5 Cell", did the bataan defenders used this ammunition pouch? or the 3 cell only?is there any list of gears used in bataan by USAFFE forces like for example, rifleman, submachinegun units,nco and offricers.thank you somuch po
Hi Redbaron, What's the purpose for the impression? Casual airsoft or living history reenactment? Keep in mind that the common airsoft M1A1 thompson is a wartime model and wasn't what the US Army in Bataan would have had. The 30 round magazine also came out later in the war. The Thompsons they had in Bataan would have had the 20 round short magazines or the round 50 magazine. So the 5-cell long magazine pouch would not have been used in Bataan.
Also, I'm not sure the thompson was a widely issued weapon for PS companies, platoons. They were expensive. One will need to dig up a Table of Organization & Equipment TO&E to verify. I'm not sure myself. They did have thompsons in Bataan, but I wonder if they were mostly special requests or acquisitions for specific missions (eg. sniper hunting). There were plenty of BAR's and all rifle companies/platoons had them.
The rough equipment list for impression we have is sticky'ed in this forum titled: "Philippine Scout Gear (Bataan)" It's only for a rifleman impression though.
Thank you po. regarding po on weapon of use of Amreican officers,like 2nd Lt-Capt, did they also use M1 garands or only 1911 pistols?im working on making my 1/6 figures accurate during the Bataan-Corregidor battles,so i need accurate gears and weapons po on making bashes.thank you
It is from "The US Army in World War II (1): The Pacific." It has some descriptions of what a PS Corporal, a PS 2nd Lt., and a Philippine Rifleman would be wearing and what weapon they would be carrying.
They have a picture of Capt. Arthur Wermuth with a Philippine Scout enlisted man. Here it is as it appears on an April 9, 1942 Chicago newspaper. Capt. Wermuth (a Chicagoan like me) carries the M1928 Thompson.
thank you sir for the reference =),im actually working on my 1/6th figure A.Wermuth, regarding the use of general purpose bag, pede korin kaya po ilagay yun sa bataan defenders or yun Lightweight Gas Mask is ok na din? i've seen some post here that the gas mask bag was used to carry food and ammunition.thank you
Post by legionnaire on Mar 25, 2011 18:47:59 GMT -5
Get the Kelly helmet made by Dragon. The had a US sailor "Mariveles" figure or the marine pacific figures. The chin strap is the correct one . The one you have in the photo is the British chin strap. Hope this helps
Post by insurrectomad on Apr 22, 2011 2:33:04 GMT -5
Hello RedBaron, I have a British WW2 helmet with the gartered chin-strap (still working after 70 years). The WW1 helmet had a simple leather chinstrap. I believe the garter was introduced so that the helmet could be swiftly removed to allow the soldier to don his gas mask ASAP. The internal leather sweatband and liner of the helmet was replaced with "dressed " canvas and webbing straps by WW2. Where does the name "Kelly Helmet" come from, as in the Uk, it is known as a 'Tommyhat' or 'Tinhat'?