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Red Cross! British or US. WW2 or WW1? Help.

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  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Who can help me to identify this one?

    I found this great relic yesterday. It's either a British or an American red cross box , , but I can't find anything about this Red Cross box. My guess is that it's the Number one box of a set , possible a transportable kit or something. Colours are Bordeaux red and it has red crosses on the side (possibly on the top , but it's erased). The hinges are black painted metal and there are wooden compartments inside.

    it mentions the words "Combat regimantal equipment" and the "par 866" + number one and weight.

    Thank you for your help.

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    Skipper Kommodore

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    Well I believe it could be U.S. Army Medical Department based on the "Eagle lock co, Terryville Conn. USA" markings on both locks and colours are typical of the U.S Medical Department (I saw a fiield desk like this ) .

    Come on experts tell me whether I found something rare!
     
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    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    looks like par.866 is a reference to a paragraph in a manual:

    http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/wwi/finance_supply/Pages/252-1.pdf

    http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/wwi/finance_supply/ch15rev.html



     
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    Thanks Von, so the "Par" stands for paragraph. This confirms the Medical Department box theory. Do you believe the Par 866 details what it was suposed to contain?
     
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    It seems to, but the link I got from armymed appears a bit old fashioned.
    There used to be a great illustrated site about this stuff.
     

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