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Field Dressings

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 18:37
by 82nd Medic
In the medic pouch 9711600 there is a standard list of items carried. I was wondering, as I have a selection of American, British and German items when a medic was in the field/ combat would he have carried medic items such as field dressings that he found, borrowed or acquired by other means such as British and German field dressings.Thanks

8) Daz

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 03:08
by mec1945
Oh yes they would. From reading stories about combat medics, they would use anything they would find. Torn down bed sheets and when they could get supplies out in the field they would stock up on the main stuff that they used. The 'official' list was thrown out the window out there in the field.

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 18:18
by 82nd Medic
Thank you mec1945 for your reply. I'm glad I will still be able to use them.

8) Daz

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 04:56
by docdean64
In fact I have a great pic of a American Medical Officer sitting in a Jap Medical Dump salvaging items for reuse. There was even a publication that said how to interpret what the Kanji said so they knew what it was for reuse. Similar situation with the Hun I'm sure!

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 19:06
by 82nd Medic
Thanks docdean64,
would there be any chance of you posting the picture on here or on the Photo Galleries section. Thanks.

8) Daz

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 23:06
by dochoovie
Doc Dean, I second the request for the picture. Furthermore, do you have the document for translating the Jap medical supplies in a format that could be shared as well? Both would help my PTO impression!