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Original US WW2 2nd Pattern First Aid pouch with content (Airforce/ Airborne)

Original US WW2 2nd Pattern First Aid pouch with content (Airforce / Airborne)

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  • Original US WW2 2nd Pattern First Aid pouch with content (Airforce/ Airborne)

Original US WW2 2nd Pattern First Aid pouch with content (Airforce / Airborne)

Super rare US WW2 airborne item

This is an unopened Airborne first Aid pouch with all his contents and a red cross marking:

- Wound dressing

- Tourniquet

- Morphine Syrette box with the instruction paper and the Syrette

The above Packet is the second pattern specially designed for and issued to Army Air Forces personnel, and often used by Airborne troops (in special circumstances also in use with the first assault waves on D-Day, June 6, 1944 – especially Special Engineer Brigades and Infantry units). The Kit consists of a waterproof container, with a double set of ties allowing it to be fastened to any type of equipment. The front part bearing the designation FIRST-AID was to be worn exposed. The First Aid Packet was to be worn within easy reach, and could be opened by tearing either end, when needed.

They consisted of a single Small White First-Aid Dressing, a Field Tourniquet (loose or packed in a cardboard sleeve), and one Morphine Tartrate Syrette, also protected by an individual Cardboard Box.

This pouch did NOT replace the standard first aid packet issued to every GI.

This item did not seemingly undergo any official modifications in 1943-44. It should however be noted that, according to many sources, the Packet included an Instruction Sheet with directions for use and recommendations covering Morphine and Tourniquet (although not listed). The Packet was slightly adapted after mid-1944 to include a Package of 8 Sulfadiazine Tablets, as well as a box containing 5 Shaker Envelopes of Crystalline Sulfanilamide, although this is NOT reflected in the June 1945 AAF Manual