Here are more items from the massive F Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division Grouping that has been the subject of four previous posts. It is fairly hard to find WW2 groupings that retain the quantity of personal/mess type items pictured in this post. These are the items that made the day to day existence for WW2 US combat soldiers in the field more bearable.
Additionally, pictured is some of this paratroopers combat field gear. It is very rare to find a WWII Airborne grouping like this with all of the paratroopers original combat field gear. This is typically stuff that was not brought home or retained after the War ended. Most of the combat field gear is identified to the paratrooper with his name and/or laundry number. There is more combat field gear in this grouping, but it will be the subject of future posts.