100th anniversary of GTA: Some ration photos :o)

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100th anniversary of GTA: Some ration photos :o)

Post by mreheater72 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:27 pm

Hi guys,

yesterday was the last day of the celebration week of 100th anniversary of Grafenwoehr training area. It was possible for civilians to visit parts of the training area :D , and even entry to the new built PX and commissary was allowed :!: :!: :o :o :D :D (I guess the largest ones outside continental US) , only buying without ID card was forbidden :cry: :cry: .

Here some ration, gear and vehicle photos from the presentation of German collectors:

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Re: 100th anniversary of GTA: Some ration photos :o)

Post by biscuits brown » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:25 pm

mreheater72 wrote:Hi guys,

yesterday was the last day of the celebration week of 100th anniversary of Grafenwoehr training area.

Here some ration, gear and vehicle photos from the presentation of German collectors:



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Wow what is that??

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Re: 100th anniversary of GTA: Some ration photos :o)

Post by dirtbag » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:41 pm

I could only find 1 reference, a picture taken at the end of the war with Japan, with a released POW.
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Re: 100th anniversary of GTA: Some ration photos :o)

Post by biscuits brown » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:56 pm

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Yep just got the same pic db, just enlarged a bit. Its plainly the same.

Im thinking this was like a C ration aboard ship, 12 man serving would be a good number for your average navy ship mess size, like a gun crew or engine room team, DC, etc.

im guessing its quite a late development. The chicken and vegetable is a 1944 item in the improved C rations.
It seems to have some components in common with the late C and the 10 in 1.

I wonder if it was ever used on land, by USMC detatchments.

Well its unique :D No immediate references to it either on line
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Re: 100th anniversary of GTA: Some ration photos :o)

Post by mreheater72 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:14 pm

biscuits brown wrote:
Well its unique :D No immediate references to it either on line
I´m angry I did not take more photos from other views, now it is too late :cry: !

But that is also interesting, to what ration did that GOLDEN PHEASANT belong :lol: (see also first and fourth pic above)?

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Post by biscuits brown » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:28 pm

But that is also interesting, to what ration did that GOLDEN PHEASANT belong :lol: (see also first and fourth pic above)?

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:lol: :lol: So thats what it is! I was looking at the USN ration, only glanced at that.

I thought it was a 65 year old fudge disc :mrgreen:

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Re: 100th anniversary of GTA: Some ration photos :o)

Post by mreheater72 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:34 pm

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I thought it was a 65 year old fudge disc :mrgreen:
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Re: 100th anniversary of GTA: Some ration photos :o)

Post by biscuits brown » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:36 pm

Well cmon guys. In my defence, it was displayed amongst chiclets, C and K packs of luckies, chesterfields, C rat B units, well you just dont expect that do you?

That WAC looks nice too. I wonder what ration she came with? :wink:

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Re: 100th anniversary of GTA: Some ration photos :o)

Post by MREQM » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:29 pm

why i have not meet you there :roll:
was great specially the tank shooting
but we cant go in the new px on saturday

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Re: 100th anniversary of GTA: Some ration photos :o)

Post by dirtbag » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:13 pm

I am kind of surprised about those US Navy Rations...
When I first joined, everything was WW2 leftovers, including the food!
Never saw that type can before though.
There were liferaft rations from 1943, just the sugered candy stuff, plus Lucky Strikes, in the green pack!
Most of the food, ALL of the Ammo, all the small arms etc were from '43 / 44/ 45 era.
This was 1968, so 20 year old chow.... :?
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