WWII MEDICAL TENTAGE and Related Parts (Submitted by Alain Batens) Page last updated 030102 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
TENT, HOSPITAL WARD, COMPLETE (with Pins & Poles) Stock N° 24T319/24T3195 – length 50 feet, width 16 feet, height 11 feet, limited standard, to be issued until exhausted, khaki & class B nonfire resistant tentage to be issued in CONUS until exhausted, major components : 4 X chains & plates, tent, hospital wardandpyramidal (stock n° 24C570), 1 X cover, canvas, tent, hospital ward (stock n° 24C2845), 4 X hood, tent, fireresistant, olive drab, hospital ward (stock n° 24H63), 16 X hook, tent, end, hospitalandpyramidal, ¼inch (stock n° 24H165), 16 X hook, tent, S, style1, tent, hospitalandpyramidal (stock n° 24H172), 56 X line, tent, footstop, ¼inch diameter, 4feet, 9inch door + 56 X 6feet, 2inch door (stock n° 24L448), 14 X line, tent, 2feet, 6inch, sewedtwoends, ¼inch diameter, door fastener, 4feet, 9inch door + 22 X 6feet, 2inch door (stock n° 24L470), 20 X line, tent, 3feet, 4inch, sewedtwoends, ¼inch diameter, door fastener, 4feet, 9inch door (stock n° 24L480), 4 X line, tent, 3feet, 4inch, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, door flap line, 4feet, 9inch door + 4 X 6feet, 2inch door (stock n° 24L47950), 4 X line, tent, 6feet, sewedtwoends, ¼inch diameter, lacing line, 4feet, 9inch door + 4 X 6feet, 2inch door (stock n° 24L500), 52 X line, tent, 10feet, with eye, 5/16inch diameter, eave line, 4feet, 9inch door + 40 X 6feet, 2inch door (stock n° 24L540), 2 X tent, line, 13feet, sewedoneend, 5/16inch diameter, tie line stock n° 24L5605, for tent cover), 4 X tent, line, 14feet, with eye, 5/16inch diameter, corner line, 4feet, 9inch door + 12 X 6feet, 2inch door (stock n° 24L565), 12 X tent, line, 15feet, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, hood line, either size door (stock n° 24L575), 8 X tent, line, 50feet, sewedtwoends, cutspliceincenter, 5/16inch diameter, guy line, either size door (stock n° 24L610), 56 X pin, tent, 16inch (stock n° 24P49), 72 X pin, tent, 24inch, 4feet, 9inch door + 68 X 24inch, 6feet, 2inch door (stock n° 24P59), 4 X pole, tent, upright, 4feet, 9inch (stock n° 24P235), 4 X pole, tent, upright, 6feet, 2inch (stock n° 24P24275), 4 X pole, tent, upright, 12feet, 3inch, complete, jointed (stock n° 24P266), 72 X slip, tent, wire, 4feet, 9inch door + 68 X 6feet, 2inch door (stock n° 24S1070), 1 X tent, fireresistant, hospital ward, olive drab, 4feet, 9inch door (stock n° 24T319), 1 X tent, fireresistant, hospital ward, olive drab, 6feet, 2inch door (stock n° 24T3195), 1 x tent, fireandmildew resistant, hospital ward, olive drab, 6feet, 2inch door (stock n° 24T323360)
FLY, TENT, HOSPITAL WARD, Stock N° 24F110 – limited standard, to be issued until exhausted, khaki & class B nonfire resistant tentage to be issued in CONUS until exhausted, major components : 1 X fly, fireresistant, tent, hospital ward, olive drab (stock n° 24F110), 44 X line, tent, 10feet, with eye, 5/16inch diameter, eave line (stock n° 24L540), 12 X line, tent, 14feet, with eye, 5/16inch diameter, corner line (stock n° 24L565), 56 X pin, tent, 24inch (stock n° 24P59), 12 X pole, tent, upright, 5feet, 5inch (stock n° 24P240), 4 X pole, tent, upright, 7feet (stock n° 24P245), 56 X slip, tent, wire (stock n° 24S1070) TENT, SURGICAL, OPERATING, HEAVY, COMPLETE (with Pins & Poles – 5 Sections) Stock N° 24T32135 – length 50 feet, 4 inches, width 18 feet, height 11 feet, 1 ¼ inches, limited standard, to be issued until exhausted, khaki & class B nonfire resistant tentage to be issued in CONUS until exhausted, major components : 6 X base, pole, tent, surgical, operating, assembled (stock n° 24B1273), 24 X coupling, tent, surgical, operating, heavy, endhinge (stock n° 24C735), 18 X coupling, tent, surgical, operating, heavy pole (stock n° 24C740), 2 X flange, stovepipe, tent, surgical, operating, heavy (stock n° 65H1500), 5 X liner, tent, surgical, operating, section (stock n° 24L855), 68 X line, tent, footstop, ¼inch diameter (stock n° 24L448), 4 X line, tent, 3feet, 4inch, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, door flap line (stock n° 24L47950), 6 X line, tent, 2feet, 6inch, sewedtwoends, ¼inch diameter, door fastener + 4 X door header tie (stock n° 24L470), 60 X line, tent, 3feet, 4inch, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, liner tie line (stock n° 24L47950), 8 X line, tent, 3feet, 4inch, sewedtwoends, ¼inch diameter, door fastener (stock n° 24L480), 68 X line, tent, 13feet, with eye, 5/16inch diameter, eave line (stock n° 24L56030), 4 X line, tent, 23feet, 6inch, sewedoneend, 5/16inch diameter, guy line (stock n° 24L58170), 4 X line, tent, 30feet, sewedtwoends, ¼inch diameter, lacing line, extension cloth (stock n° 24L585), 2 X link, guy line, tent, surgical, operating (stock n° 24L1010), 68 X pin, tent, 16inch (stock n° 24P49), 72 X pin, tent, 24inch (stock n° 24P59), 60 X pin, tent, surgical, operating, coupling (stock n° 24P7225), 6 X pin, tent, surgical, operating, support (stock n° 24P7240), 60 X pin, cottersplit, steel, bright, 1/8inch x 1 ½inch (stock n° 42P5670), 15 X pole, tent, surgical, operating, ridge & eave, 9feet, 10 ½inch (stock n° 24P22540) + 12 X tepee, 13feet, 8 ¼inch (stock n° 24P22550) + 4 X vestibuleawning, 7feet (stock n° 24P22565) + 12 X wall, 5feet, 8 ½inch (stock n° 24P22580), 12 X ropesandrings, auxiliary, tent, surgical, operating (stock n° 24R810), 20 X sash, screen, tent, surgical, operating (stock n° 24S555), 20 X sash, window, tent, surgical, operating (stock n° 24S590), 3 X section, tent, surgical, operating, center (stock n° 24S910) + 1 X section, end, female (stock n° 24S915) + 1 X section, end, male (stock n° 24S920), 72 X slip, tent, wire (stock n° 24S1070), 2 X strip, tent, surgical, operating, doorheader, 5feet, 5inch (stock n° 24S2510), 1 X tent, fireresistant, surgical, operating, olive drab, heavy (stock n° 24T32135)
TENT, SECTIONAL, HOSPITAL, Stock N° 24T323560 – length 54 feet (w/o vestibules), width 18 feet, height 12 feet, khaki & class B nonfire resistant tentage to be issued in CONUS until exhausted, major components : 134 X line, tent, footstop, ¼inch diameter (stock n° 24L448), 28 X line, tent, 2feet, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, wall tie line (stock n° 24L459), 8 X line, tent, 3feet, 4inch, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, door flap line (stock n° 24L47950), 26 X line, tent, 4feet, unfinishedtwoends, 1/8inch diameter, liner hoisting line (stock n° 24L486), 8 X line, tent, 4feet, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, tie line (stock n° 24L48275), 4 X line, tent, 6feet, unfinishedtwoends, 1/8inch diameter, liner hoisting line (stock n° 24L500900), 22 X line, tent, 6feet, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, jumper line (stock n° 24L499), 4 X line, tent, 10feet, 6inch, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, jumper line (stock n° 24L54345), 38 X line, tent, 11feet, 6inch, with eye, 5/16inch diameter, eave line (stock n° 24L55025), 4 X line, tent, 13feet, 6inch, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, ventilator flap line (stock n° 24L56250), 8 X line, tent, 14feet, unfinishedtwoends, 1/8inch diameter, liner hoisting line (stock n° 24L56425), 8 X line, tent, 19feet, with eye, 5/16inch diameter, eave line (stock n° 24L58130), 6 X line, tent, 30feet, unfinishedtwoends, 1/8inch diameter, ventilator draw line (stock n° 24L585200), 2 X liner, tent, sectional, endsection, mildewresistanttreated (stock n° 24L800), 3 X liner, tent, sectional, middlesection, mildewresistanttreated (stock n° 24L815), 76 X pin, tent, 16inch (stock n° 24P49), 46 X pin, tent, 24inch (stock n° 24P59), 22 X pole, tent, upright, 6feet, 2inch (stock n° 24P24275), 4 X pole, tent, upright, 8feet, 3inch (stock n° 24P249), 4 X pole, tent, upright, 12feet, 3inch, complete, jointed (stock n° 24P266), 2 X retainer, shield, tent, sectional (when stove is used) endsection, number 1 & 2, fireandmildew resistant (stock n° 24R10270), 3 X retainer, shield, tent, sectional, middlesection, fireandmildew resistant (stock n° 24R10370), 2 X screening, tent, sectional, endsection, number 1 & 2, left, mildewresistanttreated (stock n° 24S830), 2 X screening, tent, sectional, endsection, number 1 & 2, right, mildewresistanttreated (stock n° 24S835), 6 X screening, tent, sectional, middlesection, mildewresistanttreated (stock n° 24S840), 46 X slip, tent, wire (stock n° 24S1070), 1 X tent, fireandmildewresistant, sectional, endsection, number 1 (stock n° 24T323520) + 1 X endsection, number 2 (stock n° 24T323525) + 3 X middlesection (stock n° 24T323535), 1 X tent, fireandmildewresistant, sectional, hospital (stock n° 24T323560), 2 X vestibule, tent, sectional, fireandmildewresistant (this increases length of tent from 54 feet to 69 feet) (stock n° 24V8525), 16 X window, tent, sectional (stock n° 24W9000) TENT, SURGICAL, TRUCK, COMPLETE (with Pins and Poles) Stock N° 24T32140 – 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 nonfire resistant tentage to be issued in CONUS until exhausted, major components : 22 X line, tent, footstop, ¼inch diameter (stock n° 24L448), 4 X line, tent, 7feet, 6inch, sewedtwoends, ¼inch diameter, lacing (stock n° 24L513), 1 X line, tent, 9feet, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, upper front blackout curtain tie line (stock n° 24L529), 1 X line, tent, 9feet, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, rear blackout curtain tie line (stock n° 24L529), 1 X line, tent, 10feet, 6inch, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, front blackout flap tie (stock n° 24L54345), 12 X line, tent, 11feet, 6inch, with eye, 5/16inch diameter, eave (stock n° 24L55030), 4 X line, tent, 14feet, sewedoneend, ¼inch diameter, awning tie line (stock n° 24L56440), 2 X line, tent, 20feet, 6inch, sewedoneend, 5/16inch diameter, ridge tie line (stock n° 24L58145), 22 X pin, tent, 16inch (stock n° 24P49), 12 X pin, tent, 24inch (stock N° 24P59), 10 x pole, tent, upright, 5feet, 8inch (stock n° 24P241), 12 X slip, tent, wire (stock n° 24S1070), 1 X tent, fireresistant, surgical, truck, olive drab (stock n° 24T32140), 1 X tent, fireandmildewresistant, surgical, truck, olive drab (stock n° 24T323635)
STOVE, TENT, COMPLETE, M1941, Stock N° 65N2500 – this stove is used in the hospital ward only (but also in assembly tents, pyramidal tents M1934, squad tents M1942, small wall & large wall tents) major components : 1 X stove, tent, M1941, complete (stock n° 65N2500), 1 X base, stove, tent, M1941 (stock n° 65N1300), 1 X damper, stove pipe, 4inch (stock n° 65N1500), 1 X grate, stove, tent, M1941, draw (stock n° 65N1700), 1 X grate, stove, tent, M1941, round (stock n° 65N1705), 1 X pin, cotter, stove, tent, M1941 (stock n° 65N1860), 6 X pipe, stove, tent, joints or sections, straight, 4inch (stock n° 65N2010), 1 X poker, stove, tent, M1941, 24inch (stock n° 65N2050), 1 X ring, adapter, stove, tent, M1941 (stock n° 65N2100), 1 X shaker, stove, tent, M1941 (stock n° 65N2200), 1 X shovel, stove, tent, M1941 (stock n° 65N2400), 1 X top, stove, tent, M1941, with lid (stock n° 65N2600), 3 X arrestor, spark, tent, M1941 (stock n° 65N1200), 3 X shield, tent, ceramic or vitrouscoated with elliptical hole (stock n° 65N2295) MARKER, RED CROSS, CANVAS, Stock N° 5M3050 – 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° 5M300 – 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° 27B280 – this special sleeping bag is a rectangular shaped, chicken featherfilled bag weighing approximately twentytwo (22) pounds – it is made of waterrepellent 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° 5F2160 – 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° 5F2170 – dimensions ; white field 72 inches X 108 inches, Red Cross 54 inches X 18 inches – this flag is used for identification of fixed and semimobile Hospitals MACHINE, SEWING, MOTOROPERATED, COMPLETE, MEDIUM HEAVY DUTY, 61W156, SINGLE PHASE, Stock N° 66M975 – sewing machine used for stitching light and medium weight fabrics MACHINE, SEWING, MOTOROPERATED, COMPLETE, MEDIUM HEAVY DUTY, 111W153, SINGLE PHASE, Stock N° 66M978 – sewing machine used for stitching light tentage and webbing MACHINE, SEWING, MOTOROPERATED, COMPLETE, MEDIUM HEAVY DUTY, UNS M61300, SINGLE PHASE, Stock N° 66M979 – sewing machine used for trimming and overedging blankets and other fabrics MACHINE, SEWING, MOTOROPERATED, COMPLETE, OVEREDGE, MERROW, 3AW, SINGLE PHASE, Stock N° 66M981 – sewing machine used for trimming and overedging blankets and other fabrics MACHINE, SEWING, MOTOROPERATED, COMPLETE, OVEREDGE, SINGER 8123, SINGLE PHASE, Stock N° 66M98180  sewing machine used for trimming and overedging blankets and other fabrics MACHINE, SEWING, MOTOROPERATED, COMPLETE, OVEREDGE, SINGER 8172, SINGLE PHASE, Stock N° 66M982  sewing machine used for trimming and overedging fabrics … Sources: Army Service Forces, Quartermaster Supply Catalog QM 34  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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