WWII MEDICAL TENTAGE and Related Parts

(Submitted by Alain Batens)

Page last updated 03-01-02

Apart from the number of specific Medical items covered in these Webpages, there are of course other parts that are either currently or occasionally used by Medical Personnel and/or Medical Organizations – the following list is certainly not complete – any additions or comments are therefore invited – many thanks !

MEDICAL TENTAGE

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TENT, HOSPITAL WARD, COMPLETE (with Pins & Poles) Stock N° 24-T-319/24-T-319-5 – length 50 feet, width 16 feet, height 11 feet, limited standard, to be issued until exhausted, khaki & class B non-fire resistant tentage to be issued in CONUS until exhausted, major components : 4 X chains & plates, tent, hospital ward-and-pyramidal (stock n° 24-C-570), 1 X cover, canvas, tent, hospital ward (stock n° 24-C-2845), 4 X hood, tent, fire-resistant, olive drab, hospital ward (stock n° 24-H-63), 16 X hook, tent, end, hospital-and-pyramidal, ¼-inch (stock n° 24-H-165), 16 X hook, tent, S, style-1, tent, hospital-and-pyramidal (stock n° 24-H-172), 56 X line, tent, footstop, ¼-inch diameter, 4-feet, 9-inch door + 56 X 6-feet, 2-inch door (stock n° 24-L-448), 14 X line, tent, 2-feet, 6-inch, sewed-two-ends, ¼-inch diameter, door fastener, 4-feet, 9-inch door + 22 X 6-feet, 2-inch door (stock n° 24-L-470), 20 X line, tent, 3-feet, 4-inch, sewed-two-ends, ¼-inch diameter, door fastener, 4-feet, 9-inch door (stock n° 24-L-480), 4 X line, tent, 3-feet, 4-inch, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, door flap line, 4-feet, 9-inch door + 4 X 6-feet, 2-inch door (stock n° 24-L-479-50), 4 X line, tent, 6-feet, sewed-two-ends, ¼-inch diameter, lacing line, 4-feet, 9-inch door + 4 X 6-feet, 2-inch door (stock n° 24-L-500), 52 X line, tent, 10-feet, with eye, 5/16-inch diameter, eave line, 4-feet, 9-inch door + 40 X 6-feet, 2-inch door (stock n° 24-L-540), 2 X tent, line, 13-feet, sewed-one-end, 5/16-inch diameter, tie line stock n° 24-L-560-5, for tent cover), 4 X tent, line, 14-feet, with eye, 5/16-inch diameter, corner line, 4-feet, 9-inch door + 12 X 6-feet, 2-inch door (stock n° 24-L-565), 12 X tent, line, 15-feet, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, hood line, either size door (stock n° 24-L-575), 8 X tent, line, 50-feet, sewed-two-ends, cut-splice-in-center, 5/16-inch diameter, guy line, either size door (stock n° 24-L-610), 56 X pin, tent, 16-inch (stock n° 24-P-49), 72 X pin, tent, 24-inch, 4-feet, 9-inch door + 68 X 24-inch, 6-feet, 2-inch door (stock n° 24-P-59), 4 X pole, tent, upright, 4-feet, 9-inch (stock n° 24-P-235), 4 X pole, tent, upright, 6-feet, 2-inch (stock n° 24-P-242-75), 4 X pole, tent, upright, 12-feet, 3-inch, complete, jointed (stock n° 24-P-266), 72 X slip, tent, wire, 4-feet, 9-inch door + 68 X 6-feet, 2-inch door (stock n° 24-S-1070), 1 X tent, fire-resistant, hospital ward, olive drab, 4-feet, 9-inch door (stock n° 24-T-319), 1 X tent, fire-resistant, hospital ward, olive drab, 6-feet, 2-inch door (stock n° 24-T-319-5), 1 x tent, fire-and-mildew resistant, hospital ward, olive drab, 6-feet, 2-inch door (stock n° 24-T-323-360)

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FLY, TENT, HOSPITAL WARD, Stock N° 24-F-110 – limited standard, to be issued until exhausted, khaki & class B non-fire resistant tentage to be issued in CONUS until exhausted, major components : 1 X fly, fire-resistant, tent, hospital ward, olive drab (stock n° 24-F-110), 44 X line, tent, 10-feet, with eye, 5/16-inch diameter, eave line (stock n° 24-L-540), 12 X line, tent, 14-feet, with eye, 5/16-inch diameter, corner line (stock n° 24-L-565), 56 X pin, tent, 24-inch (stock n° 24-P-59), 12 X pole, tent, upright, 5-feet, 5-inch (stock n° 24-P-240), 4 X pole, tent, upright, 7-feet (stock n° 24-P-245), 56 X slip, tent, wire (stock n° 24-S-1070)

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TENT, SURGICAL, OPERATING, HEAVY, COMPLETE (with Pins & Poles – 5 Sections) Stock N° 24-T-321-35 – length 50 feet, 4 inches, width 18 feet, height 11 feet, 1 ¼ inches, limited standard, to be issued until exhausted, khaki & class B non-fire resistant tentage to be issued in CONUS until exhausted, major components : 6 X base, pole, tent, surgical, operating, assembled (stock n° 24-B-1273), 24 X coupling, tent, surgical, operating, heavy, end-hinge (stock n° 24-C-735), 18 X coupling, tent, surgical, operating, heavy pole (stock n° 24-C-740), 2 X flange, stovepipe, tent, surgical, operating, heavy (stock n° 65-H-1500), 5 X liner, tent, surgical, operating, section (stock n° 24-L-855), 68 X line, tent, footstop, ¼-inch diameter (stock n° 24-L-448), 4 X line, tent, 3-feet, 4-inch, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, door flap line (stock n° 24-L-479-50), 6 X line, tent, 2-feet, 6-inch, sewed-two-ends, ¼-inch diameter, door fastener + 4 X door header tie (stock n° 24-L-470), 60 X line, tent, 3-feet, 4-inch, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, liner tie line (stock n° 24-L-479-50), 8 X line, tent, 3-feet, 4-inch, sewed-two-ends, ¼-inch diameter, door fastener (stock n° 24-L-480), 68 X line, tent, 13-feet, with eye, 5/16-inch diameter, eave line (stock n° 24-L-560-30), 4 X line, tent, 23-feet, 6-inch, sewed-one-end, 5/16-inch diameter, guy line (stock n° 24-L-581-70), 4 X line, tent, 30-feet, sewed-two-ends, ¼-inch diameter, lacing line, extension cloth (stock n° 24-L-585), 2 X link, guy line, tent, surgical, operating (stock n° 24-L-1010), 68 X pin, tent, 16-inch (stock n° 24-P-49), 72 X pin, tent, 24-inch (stock n° 24-P-59), 60 X pin, tent, surgical, operating, coupling (stock n° 24-P-72-25), 6 X pin, tent, surgical, operating, support (stock n° 24-P-72-40), 60 X pin, cotter-split, steel, bright, 1/8-inch x 1 ½-inch (stock n° 42-P-5670), 15 X pole, tent, surgical, operating, ridge & eave, 9-feet, 10 ½-inch (stock n° 24-P-225-40) + 12 X tepee, 13-feet, 8 ¼-inch (stock n° 24-P-225-50) + 4 X vestibule-awning, 7-feet (stock n° 24-P-225-65) + 12 X wall, 5-feet, 8 ½-inch (stock n° 24-P-225-80), 12 X ropes-and-rings, auxiliary, tent, surgical, operating (stock n° 24-R-810), 20 X sash, screen, tent, surgical, operating (stock n° 24-S-555), 20 X sash, window, tent, surgical, operating (stock n° 24-S-590), 3 X section, tent, surgical, operating, center (stock n° 24-S-910) + 1 X section, end, female (stock n° 24-S-915) + 1 X section, end, male (stock n° 24-S-920), 72 X slip, tent, wire (stock n° 24-S-1070), 2 X strip, tent, surgical, operating, door-header, 5-feet, 5-inch (stock n° 24-S-2510), 1 X tent, fire-resistant, surgical, operating, olive drab, heavy (stock n° 24-T-321-35)

 

TENT, SECTIONAL, HOSPITAL, Stock N° 24-T-323-560 – length 54 feet (w/o vestibules), width 18 feet, height 12 feet, khaki & class B non-fire resistant tentage to be issued in CONUS until exhausted, major components : 134 X line, tent, footstop, ¼-inch diameter (stock n° 24-L-448), 28 X line, tent, 2-feet, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, wall tie line (stock n° 24-L-459), 8 X line, tent, 3-feet, 4-inch, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, door flap line (stock n° 24-L-479-50), 26 X line, tent, 4-feet, unfinished-two-ends, 1/8-inch diameter, liner hoisting line (stock n° 24-L-486), 8 X line, tent, 4-feet, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, tie line (stock n° 24-L-482-75), 4 X line, tent, 6-feet, unfinished-two-ends, 1/8-inch diameter, liner hoisting line (stock n° 24-L-500-900), 22 X line, tent, 6-feet, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, jumper line (stock n° 24-L-499), 4 X line, tent, 10-feet, 6-inch, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, jumper line (stock n° 24-L-543-45), 38 X line, tent, 11-feet, 6-inch, with eye, 5/16-inch diameter, eave line (stock n° 24-L-550-25), 4 X line, tent, 13-feet, 6-inch, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, ventilator flap line (stock n° 24-L-562-50), 8 X line, tent, 14-feet, unfinished-two-ends, 1/8-inch diameter, liner hoisting line (stock n° 24-L-564-25), 8 X line, tent, 19-feet, with eye, 5/16-inch diameter, eave line (stock n° 24-L-581-30), 6 X line, tent, 30-feet, unfinished-two-ends, 1/8-inch diameter, ventilator draw line (stock n° 24-L-585-200), 2 X liner, tent, sectional, end-section, mildew-resistant-treated (stock n° 24-L-800), 3 X liner, tent, sectional, middle-section, mildew-resistant-treated (stock n° 24-L-815), 76 X pin, tent, 16-inch (stock n° 24-P-49), 46 X pin, tent, 24-inch (stock n° 24-P-59), 22 X pole, tent, upright, 6-feet, 2-inch (stock n° 24-P-242-75), 4 X pole, tent, upright, 8-feet, 3-inch (stock n° 24-P-249), 4 X pole, tent, upright, 12-feet, 3-inch, complete, jointed (stock n° 24-P-266), 2 X retainer, shield, tent, sectional (when stove is used) end-section, number 1 & 2, fire-and-mildew resistant (stock n° 24-R-10-270), 3 X retainer, shield, tent, sectional, middle-section, fire-and-mildew resistant (stock n° 24-R-10-370), 2 X screening, tent, sectional, end-section, number 1 & 2, left, mildew-resistant-treated (stock n° 24-S-830), 2 X screening, tent, sectional, end-section, number 1 & 2, right, mildew-resistant-treated (stock n° 24-S-835), 6 X screening, tent, sectional, middle-section, mildew-resistant-treated (stock n° 24-S-840), 46 X slip, tent, wire (stock n° 24-S-1070), 1 X tent, fire-and-mildew-resistant, sectional, end-section, number 1 (stock n° 24-T-323-520) + 1 X end-section, number 2 (stock n° 24-T-323-525) + 3 X middle-section (stock n° 24-T-323-535), 1 X tent, fire-and-mildew-resistant, sectional, hospital (stock n° 24-T-323-560), 2 X vestibule, tent, sectional, fire-and-mildew-resistant (this increases length of tent from 54 feet to 69 feet) (stock n° 24-V-8525), 16 X window, tent, sectional (stock n° 24-W-9000)

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TENT, SURGICAL, TRUCK, COMPLETE (with Pins and Poles) Stock N° 24-T-321-40 – length 21 feet, 8 ½ inches, width 26 feet, 1 inch, height 9 feet, 8 inches, limited standard, to be issued until exhausted, khaki & class B non-fire resistant tentage to be issued in CONUS until exhausted, major components : 22 X line, tent, footstop, ¼-inch diameter (stock n° 24-L-448), 4 X line, tent, 7-feet, 6-inch, sewed-two-ends, ¼-inch diameter, lacing (stock n° 24-L-513), 1 X line, tent, 9-feet, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, upper front blackout curtain tie line (stock n° 24-L-529), 1 X line, tent, 9-feet, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, rear blackout curtain tie line (stock n° 24-L-529), 1 X line, tent, 10-feet, 6-inch, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, front blackout flap tie (stock n° 24-L-543-45), 12 X line, tent, 11-feet, 6-inch, with eye, 5/16-inch diameter, eave (stock n° 24-L-550-30), 4 X line, tent, 14-feet, sewed-one-end, ¼-inch diameter, awning tie line (stock n° 24-L-564-40), 2 X line, tent, 20-feet, 6-inch, sewed-one-end, 5/16-inch diameter, ridge tie line (stock n° 24-L-581-45), 22 X pin, tent, 16-inch (stock n° 24-P-49), 12 X pin, tent, 24-inch (stock N° 24-P-59), 10 x pole, tent, upright, 5-feet, 8-inch (stock n° 24-P-241), 12 X slip, tent, wire (stock n° 24-S-1070), 1 X tent, fire-resistant, surgical, truck, olive drab (stock n° 24-T-321-40), 1 X tent, fire-and-mildew-resistant, surgical, truck, olive drab (stock n° 24-T-323-635)

 

STOVE, TENT, COMPLETE, M-1941, Stock N° 65-N-2500 – this stove is used in the hospital ward only (but also in assembly tents, pyramidal tents M-1934, squad tents M-1942, small wall & large wall tents) major components : 1 X stove, tent, M-1941, complete (stock n° 65-N-2500), 1 X base, stove, tent, M-1941 (stock n° 65-N-1300), 1 X damper, stove pipe, 4-inch (stock n° 65-N-1500), 1 X grate, stove, tent, M-1941, draw (stock n° 65-N-1700), 1 X grate, stove, tent, M-1941, round (stock n° 65-N-1705), 1 X pin, cotter, stove, tent, M-1941 (stock n° 65-N-1860), 6 X pipe, stove, tent, joints or sections, straight, 4-inch (stock n° 65-N-2010), 1 X poker, stove, tent, M-1941, 24-inch (stock n° 65-N-2050), 1 X ring, adapter, stove, tent, M-1941 (stock n° 65-N-2100), 1 X shaker, stove, tent, M-1941 (stock n° 65-N-2200), 1 X shovel, stove, tent, M-1941 (stock n° 65-N-2400), 1 X top, stove, tent, M-1941, with lid (stock n° 65-N-2600), 3 X arrestor, spark, tent, M-1941 (stock n° 65-N-1200), 3 X shield, tent, ceramic or vitrous-coated with elliptical hole (stock n° 65-N-2295)

MARKER, RED CROSS, CANVAS, Stock N° 5-M-3050 – dimensions : 100 feet X 100 feet; this item is a Red Cross marker visible from the air at altitudes up to and including twenty thousand (20,000) feet on clear days – it is used on the ground to designate the Hospital area – it is designed for easy, quick assembly, anchoring and dismantling, and the individual sections are provided with covers for protection against soiling

MARKER, RED CROSS, CANVAS, Stock N° 5-M-300 – dimensions : 9 ½ feet X 21 ½ feet; this item is used to distinguish individual tents used for medical purposes – when used, the Red Cross marker is placed over the ridge of the tent with one half of its length on either side – using it in this manner affords a distinguishable Red Cross on both sides of the roofs of tents

Note: the Army regarded enemy bombings of Hospital facilities as accidental, and German pilots generally seemed to avoid Hospitals, which were not camouflaged and furthermore easily identifiable from the air, by their distinctive layout and their red cross markers – it should be noted that the British did not permit US medical installations (in the UK) to display red cross markers ! they did this to prevent the enemy from using them to orient themselves in attacking nearby legitimate military targets – US Army Hospitals on the continent though, would suffer more damage and casualties from enemy action

BAG, SLEEPING, CASUALTY, Stock N° 27-B-280 – this special sleeping bag is a rectangular shaped, chicken feather-filled bag weighing approximately twenty-two (22) pounds – it is made of water-repellent olive drab duck on the outside and balloon cloth on the inside – the bag is designed for evacuation of wounded soldiers by air or for transporting them by ambulance in extremely cold climates – it closes with one continuous slide fastener around the entire circumference – the slide fastener is equipped with ten (10) slides to permit easy access to the wounded man at any point of his body or extremities without entirely exposing him

FLAG, FIELD HOSPITAL, Stock N° 5-F-2160 – dimensions : white field 48 inches X 72 inches, Red Cross 36 inches X 12 inches – this flag is used for identification of mobile Hospitals

FLAG, GENERAL HOSPITAL, Stock N° 5-F-2170 – dimensions ; white field 72 inches X 108 inches, Red Cross 54 inches X 18 inches – this flag is used for identification of fixed and semi-mobile Hospitals

MACHINE, SEWING, MOTOR-OPERATED, COMPLETE, MEDIUM HEAVY DUTY, 61-W-156, SINGLE PHASE, Stock N° 66-M-975 – sewing machine used for stitching light and medium weight fabrics

MACHINE, SEWING, MOTOR-OPERATED, COMPLETE, MEDIUM HEAVY DUTY, 111-W-153, SINGLE PHASE, Stock N° 66-M-978 – sewing machine used for stitching light tentage and webbing

MACHINE, SEWING, MOTOR-OPERATED, COMPLETE, MEDIUM HEAVY DUTY, UN-S M-61-300, SINGLE PHASE, Stock N° 66-M-979 – sewing machine used for trimming and overedging blankets and other fabrics

MACHINE, SEWING, MOTOR-OPERATED, COMPLETE, OVEREDGE, MERROW, 3AW, SINGLE PHASE, Stock N° 66-M-981 – sewing machine used for trimming and overedging blankets and other fabrics

MACHINE, SEWING, MOTOR-OPERATED, COMPLETE, OVEREDGE, SINGER 81-23, SINGLE PHASE, Stock N° 66-M-981-80 - sewing machine used for trimming and overedging blankets and other fabrics

MACHINE, SEWING, MOTOR-OPERATED, COMPLETE, OVEREDGE, SINGER 81-72, SINGLE PHASE, Stock N° 66-M-982 - sewing machine used for trimming and overedging fabrics

Sources: Army Service Forces, Quartermaster Supply Catalog QM 3-4 - List of Items for Issue to Troops, Miscellaneous Organizational Equipment (formerly Section V, Miscellaneous), U.S. Govt Printing Office, 1945 (documents are from the author's collection).

 

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