Medical Kits & Equipment

Battle dressings or individual first aid kits were carried by every soldier. More elaborate Corpsmans Pouches, group first aid kits, and vehicle or aircraft kits were supplied to provide for the casualties that inevitably occurred. As battlefield medical supplies improved, the kits changed and were upgraded.

Medic Estevan Garcia of the 1-505th Parachute Infantry Regiment prepares his medical supply bag, during a medical assistance mission conducted in a village located near Keyki, Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, 29 July 2002
Medic Estevan Garcia of the 1-505th Parachute Infantry Regiment prepares his medical supply bag, during a medical assistance mission conducted in a village located near Keyki, Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, 29 July 2002.

Today in WW II: 23 Jul 1940 American Bantam and Willys-Overland submit the only two bids for the Quartermaster Corps light reconnaissance and command cars, the origin of the military jeep.  More 
23 Jul 1941 Original World War II contract for jeeps awarded to Willys with Ford added Nov 1941 to increase production.
23 Jul 1945 Submarine USS Barb [SS-220] destroys a Japanese locomotive and supply train at Patience Bay off the coast of Karafuto, Japan, the only known such attack by a submarine.
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Medical Kits and Equipment

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