Tuesday, July 23, 2013

What is a Musette Bag?

From the Olive-Drab site.

Earlier today I wrote about the man in Minnesota who was going to spend nine days in a foxhole to honor WWII soldiers.  One of the items he was going to have was a Musette Bag.  I'd never heard of them.

Classified as Bag, Canvas, Field, M1936 but called a Musette Bag.

It's light weight and ease of use made it a popular alternative backpack for WWII soldiers who otherwise would have had to use the M1928 Haversack.  It was never the standard backpack, but was used in all theaters of the war.

The Musette Bag was rendered obsolete when the M1944 Field and Cargo Pack was introduced.  I'm taking that the number refers to year of introduction.

The Musette Bag was often used by paratroopers and you can order one yourself at Amazon for between $13 and $23.

Want One?  --GreGen

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