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1st Medical Regiment

Published March 1, 2009 at 1749

Some time ago I found an image online of regimental insignia for the 1st medical regiment. It was pretty useless in the low-resolution state that I found it, so this week I decided to reproduce it and post it here. The 1st Medical Regiment may have limited use to WWII reenactors, but you’ll have to […]


Aidmen in Italy

Published February 22, 2009 at 2103

Time for another photo analysis. I believe this photo was taken from an online Army publication regarding the medical program. The caption simply states that the photo was taken in Italy. Italy’s a big place, I wonder what town this is. Trailer loaded down with canvas-type stuff Ambulance flag (there’s also one in the background). […]


Can you translate this?

Published February 15, 2009 at 1601

This post isn’t medical related (I’m working on putting together a series of posts related to plasma bottles. Next week or so). The guy featured in the photo below is a paratrooper reenactor in my reenacting group (the Pacific Northwest Historical Group).  The photo was taken during a WWII Airborne Demonstration Team jump in Belgium. […]


What are the best WWII Medical Museums?

Published February 7, 2009 at 1700

This is a quick list of some places/museums that I would like to visit. It’s just a rough list, so I’d like to know what museums / locations you think are important to visit. National Archives Washington D.C. I could spend a good deal of time at the archives looking up all sorts of information […]


Sulfanilamide Powder Packets

Published February 2, 2009 at 1756

These were copied from one found in a First Aid Packet, Carlisle Model. They contained 5 grams of a white crystalline powder (sulfalinamide). This is an easy reproduction since it doesn’t require any fancy paper. It’s also one of my favorites since it can be used during a reenactment.