WWII Unit 24 Medical First Aid Kit for Tank or Jeep

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  • Sold Date: Feb 10, 2008
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WWII Unit 24 Medical First Aid Kit for Tank or Jeep
WWII Unit 24 Medical First Aid Kit for Tank, Scout Car, Half Track, Jeep or other vehicles. The instruction label has Elizabeth Arden printed at the bottom, they are a famous cosmetic company. Looks like they made medical gear for the war effort during WW2. As shown in the picture, the box is empty, but the latches, and the rubber waterproof seal are in excellent condition. The paint and lettering is in very good condition. Displays well. I have not attempted to clean it up in any way. Shipping is $15.00 to USA, or $30.00 out of the USA. Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit (24 Unit)

The Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit (24 Unit) was very similar to the 12 unit kit, but in a larger chest and stocked with more supplies. The original stock number was 97771, then 9777100 with red caduceus on white circle cover markings similar to the 12 unit model (photo left). Later production bore stock number 9-221-100.

The Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit (24 Unit) was authorized for larger vehicles including tanks, halftracks and other armored vehicles. FM 21-11 First Aid For Soldiers dated 7 April 1943 confirms that t was an allocation of one 24 unit kit for each larger armored vehicle.

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Contents of 24-Unit Motor Vehicle First-Aid Kit

(Period 1942-1944)

NOTE: This kit packed in a medium large transportable metal case is usually distributed among armored vehicles, Tanks, Scout Cars, Armored Cars including Half-Tracks . Tâe(tm)s no special bracket for holding it . The metal case is almost square, and usually opens on one side with 2 clips, while the other side has a narrow hinge . It has only one carrying handle . The case is painted olive drab, while the cover shows a white FIRST AID in the upper part, a red caduceus w/ U.S. ARMY + MEDICAL DEPARTMENT on a white circular background in the center part, and a white FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY in the lower part . In fact it looks identical to the 12-Unit kit, except for its larger dimensions and contents ! The cover has a complete label inside with nomenclature, directions for use, and list of contents .


1 X Bandage, Gauze, White, 4-in x 6 yds, w/2 Large Safety Pins (item #92015)

2 X Bandage, Gauze, Compress, White, 2-in x 2-in (item #92004)

1 X Bandage, Gauze, Adhesive, White, 1-in x 3-in (item #92000)

10 X Swab, Iodine (in single box) (item #91122)

2 X Set, Eye, Dressing (item #91095)

1 X Set, Tourniquet-Scissors-Forceps (item #93797)

4 X Set, Burn, Injury, w/Sulfadiazine Ointment & Applicator (item #91042)

10 X Inhalants, Ammonia (in single box) (item #91025)

2 X Dressing, Large, First Aid, White, Carlisle Model (item #92050)

3 X Bandage, Gauze, Compress, White, 4-in x 4-in (item #92002)

1 X Bandage, Triangular, Compressed, White (item #92040)

1 X Packet, Pin, Safety, Large (item #78770)

NOTE: Morphine Tartrate Syrettes of ½ Grain may be added to the kit only upon direction of the C.O. and when military circumstances indicate its need ! (this is item #91157, in case a larger box containing 5 Morphine Syrettes is used, the item is # 91155)

Later modifications (course 1944 + early 1945) entail replacement of White bandage material by Field Brown (with change of item number) and increase from 5 > 7 digits, after June 1944)

It should be noted that contents sometimes differ as per supplier and, that they also evolve because of the continuous development of medicine in general. Complete kit is Item #97771, while Container is Item #97772.

FM 21-11 First Aid For Soldiers April 7 1943 states âe¦ this kit is supplied to motor vehicles, usually 1 to every armored vehicle, including Half-Track vehicles âe¦

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