DRAWER 1 & 2
For the drawers, to fit my Chest 1 (modified) the drawers need to be built out of 1/2" BC plywood 16" wide, 12 1/2" tall and 10" deep. (16"x12.5"x10") There should be 3 holes drilled in the front and rear for fingers. 1" diameter holes, spaced 2" apart on center (leaving 1" of wood between the holes) and 1.5" down (center of the hole) from the top edge. The edges of the holes and the top of the drawers were rounded - 1/4" rounding bit should work to do this quite nicely.
I have seen some with some kind of pull tab in leather or canvas to pull the drawer out, but I think the drilled holes are probably the most common on WWII production chests.
Most seem to be reinforced on the exposed corners with some kind of sheet metal angle down each of the side corners. The metal stops 1/4" below the edges, and the one example I have examined had NO reinforcements on the bottom or top edges.
The example I examined was well worn, and shows signs of a 1/2" stencil (painted over) on the face saying "DRAWER No. 2", although most photos look like simple stencils with just a "1" or "2" stencil. Not sure which is right - probably depends who made the chest and if it was rebuild in service.