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    does anyone know what the box that airborn soliders contains, the box is often shown strapped on the helmet?
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    does anyone know what the box that airborn soliders contains, the box is often shown strapped on the helmet?
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    hi, yeah its a U.S first aid box, containing morphein, a bandage and some other stuff. hope it helps
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    yes it helped very much, tanks but why strap it on your helmet it must be a great chance losing i then
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    well, they wanted it to be in a place where your medic/buddy could just grab it and use it if you got hit. each soldier was supplied with 2 before the jump, one was usually kept visible and accessable, like on the helmet or tied to the suspenders. it contained a field dressing, morphine, and a tourniquet.

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    if you are takeing about the box that some had on there hemlets that was a carten of smokes i belive, but the package type thing was a med pack.
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    It is the invasion first aid pack. Contains a tourniquet, bandage, and a syrette of morphene, sometimes wound pills(usually to keep you calm) and instructions on what to do. Looking at the majority of pictures of paratrooper, you see this few and far between. Yes...sadly, the majority of pictures shows it on the infamous Easy Company of the 506th.
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    On D-Day most of these ''Parachute fist aid'' packets were tied to the M-1936 suspenders.
    On;y at the time of Market-Garden they were tied to the helmets.
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