U.S. Army Medic
2nd Ranger Battalion
Omaha Beach - Normandy France
June 6th 1944
This Soldier illustrates the equipment that was worn by a Medic assigned to Force B, Company C, 2nd Ranger
Battalion during the invasion of Normandy France June 6th 1944.
The responsibility of Force B was to secure the smaller cliffs to the west of Pointe de la Percee. C/2 Rangers
landed on the Charlie Sector of Omaha Beach at H+1 (H-Hour plus 1 Minute). After they eliminated the German
strong points and gun positions from the right flank of Omaha Beach they were instructed to link up with
Force A: D, E and F Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion at Pointe du Hoc.
The Gear:
M-1 Helmet and Camouflage Net with Medic's markings
M-1 Helmet Liner, made by FIRESTONE
M-1941 Field Jacket with "Rangers" Diamond Patch on left sleeve
M-1923 Dismounted Cartridge Belt, made by NERIS 1943
M-1936 Field "Musette" Bag, made by AIRTRESS MIDLAND 1943
M-1910 Dismounted Canteen Cover, made by FOLEY MFG CO. 1942
M-1910 Canteen, made by S.M.CO. 1943
M-1910 Dismounted Canteen Cover, made by H.S.CO. 1942
M-1910 Canteen, made by VOLLRATH 1943
M-1942 First Aid Pouch, made by JQMD 1944
Medical Bag, pair
M-7 Assault Gas Mask Carrier
USN Life Preserver, made by THE FIRESTONE TIRE & RUBBER CO. AKRON OHIO
Front left and right, above photos.
Medic's bags with contents, left photo.
Four types of "Carlisle" bandages, right photo.
Early copper can with orange paint (made by BAUER & BLACK) top, early copper can with olive paint (made by BAUER &
BLACK) left center, early steel can with olive paint (made by BAUER & BLACK) right center and late steel can with olive drab
paint (made by HANDY PAD SUPPLY CO) bottom.
Reverse of Medic's Arm Band (left photo).
The arm band is marked:
PROPERTY OF
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, U.S. ARMY
IN CONFORMITY WITH
ARTICLE 21 INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS CONVENTION
GENEVA 1929
IDENTITY CARD NO. _________

This arm band has the Medic's Geneva Convention Number V
37489.
Rear view of M-1 Helmet, left photo. This helmet has been painted with the 2nd Ranger Battalion "Diamond" with Medic red
crosses painted on the sides and front.
Helmet Liner, right photo.
This liner was made by FIRESTONE. The suspension is made from Triple Herringbone Twill (THBT) and is held to the liner with
green "A" washers.
Rear view, left photo.
Close-up view of "Rangers" patch and Medic arm band, above photo.
Service Boots with M-1938 Leggings, left photo. The M-1938 Leggings shown here were made by Meyers & Son MFG. Co.
2-25-42.
Service Boots, right photo. The Service Boots were all leather with ten eyelets and featured a full capped toe. The rubber soles
were made by EJ HTS. These boots are a size 7 1/2 E.