Polish WWII Para
Where to fit the items on a Polish uniform
complete the Polish wartime Para uniform you need at least a set of
of “Poland” shoulder titles,
wartime polish cap/beret badge (eagle sitting on the
sticker/stencil of the wartime Polish Eagle emblem
for the front of the helmet, One mouse-grey-green woollen beret
pieces (not pressed)
purchace items from Pathfinder poland email Milchal at firstname.lastname@example.org
location of all this items on Polish battle dress and beret is presented at
pair of collar patches with parachute metal emblem, one chest para badge
(diving eagle) and pair of “Poland” shoulder titles are located on
a battle dress blouse.
wartime polish cap badge (eagle sitting on the shield) should be fitted at
the front of beret (as it is presented on enclosed picture). Beret should be
sewn from 4 pieces (not pressed) of the wool in mouse-grey-green colour. The
polish para brigade beret colour is very difficult to define, because it was
not typical and it was a composition of three basic colours.
Dennison smocks used by polish WWII paratroopers was
free of patches, badges, rank insignia and other coloured
identification strips. You
should use Dennison smocks without this items. No rank insignia, patches ,
badges, shoulder titles... etc. Especially the
shoulder tabs of the smock should be blank
am able to complete a some number of sets of items You need. My colleague
from my reenacting group produces very gentle copies of items mentioned
above. So the majority of items You need are of one source origin.There
is some problems to find the berets in proper colour in Poland, but I try to
find some berets for You.The price of complete set will be calculated by me
soon, but it shouldn't be too expensive for British colleagues,
I hope.If You decide to buy all of it from me, please
tell me how many sets.
MiIchal. Pathfinder Poland
for more information or to purchase items for your collection contact Mike
82nd and 101st Airborne Basic Uniform
Equipment circa September 1944 Operation Market Garden:
from the WWII Impressions web site and they show what the
period US jacket and boots would look like. Text below is the basic
uniform and equipment.
Cartridge Belt or M1936 Pistol Belt
First Aid Pouch
Entrenching Tool Carrier with Entrenching Tool
Mounted Pattern Canteen Cover with Canteen and Cup
Helmet M1C or M2 with Liner, Leather Chin Cup and scrim net
Jacket with insignia appropriate to the unit portrayed
Trousers (Some had rigger modifications which could include
reinforced patches over the knees, additional front leg bellows
cargo pockets and leg tie-down straps).
The M43 Jacket was intended to standardize the
military combat uniform and was a replacement for the earlier M41
field jacket and M42 (
) jump jacket. Some examples of the early uniforms would be
possible as exceptions but these would be fairly rare.
Parachutist Jump Boots as correct for the
period had also been recalled and replaced by the rough out Combat
Boots with built in buckle ankle gaiters.
entrenching tool should be removed prior to parachuting as the
handle can become entangled with suspension lines if a jumper
flips through his risers due to poor exit from the aircraft.
|Normandy uniform which is reinforced M42 uniform
with WWII webbing. With the MC1-C parachute, most of the gear is
obscured. I am even wearing a leather shoulder holster with WWII
produced government model 1911 with full magazine and you can
barely see the harness in a few places. The bag in front is called
a M1936 Musette Bag and it should stay firmly in place with the
reserve clipped over it and the parachute recovery bag which you
can see in my para harness.