ID number REL27920.002
Title Canvas Carry Bag for American M1A2 Noncombatant Gas Mask
Collection Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Maker Unknown
Date made 1939-1945
Physical description
  • Canvas
  • Cotton webbing
  • Metal

Description

Canvas carry bag for American M1A2 noncombatant gas mask. This bag consists of a shealth of canvas, open at one end, with a closing flap which can be fastened by a ferrous metal press stud. A webbing strap with a ferrous metal slide buckle is attached at two points near the top of the bag. The front of the bag has been stamped "US / (symbol) / NONCOMBATANT GAS MASK / M1A2-1-1 / LARGE ADULT".

Summary

Unknown. Large numbers of these masks and accompanying carry bags were available for Australian civilian use during the Second World War.