That's what I love about these forums - we all learn as we go. I have a plasma chest with a January 1945 date inside and what appears to be the US & cadeusis nicely stenciled on both ends - appears to be original - unit markings are not as nicely done, but one never knows.
The 9" circle stencil is the same size as used on 3 litters in collection dated 1942, 1944 and 1945, but larger than some dated 1942 and 1943. This is the closest I've found to this marking to date.
The 9.5" decals apear a little large, but I was told that these can be done in smaller sizes on request. I guess it depends on what they are being applied to.
David J. Little
President, Tenth Mountain Division Living History Display Group
Secretary, Tenth Mountain Division Foundation
Board Member, Tenth Mountain Resource Center
Past Webmaster, National Association of the Tenth Mountain Division