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Jerrycans with blue lines painted on them.

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:17
by Burly
Have a look at this thread on the g503 forum:
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=188105

There are jerrycans with these blue lines painted on them and there is still no good explanation for them.

Does anyone here have a good suggestion? As you can see my thought are along the lines of a POM marking. IS there anything on the A list on supply depots in Normandy?

Reinier

Re: Jerrycans with blue lines painted on them.

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 15:05
by nord
Very likely potable water. Both of my parents served in WW2 and quite often I've discovered that traditions learned in the service endured. A splotch of blue paint on an otherwise unmarked container meant water.

Re: Jerrycans with blue lines painted on them.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 17:06
by Bob M
The can in question is marked with a G for Gasoline. I don't think you would (ever) put water in that one, especially since they made the same can for water (W)...?