Today in History: Kerama Islands

76 years ago on March 26th 1945. The 77th Infantry Division landed on the Kerama Islands in preparation for supporting Operation Iceberg, the Invasion of Okinawa. Warfare History Network has a good article on it I recommend reading for some lessor know aspects of World War II.Kerama Retto: Key to Victory at Okinawa Here is …

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Rifle Butt Pocket and Strap Assembly

NSN: 8465-00-782-2779I'm sure a lot of you have seen these strap assemblies for sale and wondered how they worked or what they went to. Well here is a little how to on how to attach and use them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYOGo-dp1eE&t=80s First off, these will only work with the Vietnam era Lightweight rucksack. You would have to …

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Today in History: Operation Varsity

76 years ago today, March 24th 1945, Operation Varsity began. Paratroopers of the US 17th Airborne Division and British 6th Airborne Division landed around Wesel and Hamminkeln in Germany in what would be the last jump of the war and single largest 1 day jump.The majority of 17ers would be wearing M1943 uniform with modified …

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