Army & Navy - EQUIPMENT: One Man's Meat

With the occupation of Morotai and the strategic end of the New Guinea campaign, the U.S. presumably has two more major jungle campaigns before Japan is beaten : the Philippines and the cleanup in Burma. But after two and a half years of jungle fighting, U.S. jungle equipment is still far from perfect.

Clothing. "Zoot" suits — the green-and-brown camouflaged apparitions worn early in the war — have been discarded by the Army (marines still wear them). Nowadays soldiers wear a two-piece jungle uniform made of green herringbone twill. Because medics insist, it is thick enough to keep out mosquitoes...

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