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Update as of 22.12.06

Fri Dec 22, 2006 21:15

Just a quick post to let all of our visitors / readers know that a new article has been posted on the website relating to Medical Tentage. It can be found by using the following link:

http://www.med-dept.com/tentage.php

Kindly let us know your thoughts on this new article,

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Fri Dec 22, 2006 23:36

Hello Ben,

Were the Small Walls only used as storage places (in th MD) or also as a treating place??

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Sat Dec 23, 2006 01:13

Thomas,

Thanks for registering on the forum, and thanks for your question.

While examples can be found of Small Wall Tents being used as storage facilities, they were mainly used as either an admin tent or in some cases an Aid Station. For example as the atatched image (which was taken on 22nd July, 1944 at Fort Devins) clearly shows the use of a Small Wall Tent in the role of a Battalion Aid Station.

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Illustration from US National Archive clearly showing the use of the Small Wall Tent in the role of Battalion Aid Station. Also of interest is the use of litters to hold up the lyster bag at extreme right of picture.

Hope that helps, if you need any more info, please don't hesitate to ask.

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Bn Aid Station

Sat Dec 23, 2006 05:02

10th Mountain, as deployed in Jan '45 in Italy reported that Bn Aid Station had 1 large tent (Large Wall or 1 M1934 Pyramid) for the Bn Aid Station, 1 Small Wall tent for supplies and 1 Small Wall tent for Bn Surgeon's quarters. EM were issued pup tents for quarters.

All tentage was left behind in jeep trailers once in combat and "never seen again".
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Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:09

I too have heard reports of ETO units replacing the Small Wall Tent for either the Large Walled version, or the M-1936 Pyramidal Tent. Obviosuly local buildings were used for Aid Stations if avalible, although examples of Aid and Dressing Stations can be found constructed of many materials, such as flies and other makeshift shelters.

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Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:43

Thanks for the answer Ben!!
And congratulations with the forum and the website!! It's fantastic, really!!

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Sat Dec 23, 2006 13:31

Thanks for your kind words regarding our site, I am glad that you find it useful.

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