The Battle of Triangle Hill: Photo Analysis

This will be a bit short as there are few surviving photos from the battle and many of the ones I had in the previous post would have been somewhat redundant on what was highlighted. Interestingly that even in late 1952 there were still a fair amount of WWII pattern gear being worn. Here we …

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Tinian: Photo Analysis

Coming right on the heels of Saipan and involving the same divisions (minus the Army's 27th) Tinian's uniforms and equipment is pretty similar but do have they're own flavor. Two over all points are the virtual disappearance of the P42 camouflage uniforms and leggings. My assumption is just simple attrition. After a month of fighting …

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Shovel on the Suspenders in Saipan

Something popular during the Battle of Saipan was the wearing of the M1910 entrenching tool attached to the suspenders. Unfortunately I am not entirely sure how it was done. I have seen in other battles the shovel without any cover just being tucked behind the straps. But in all the pictures of the battle the …

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