Was the aluminum litter in use during the Korean War?

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Was the aluminum litter in use during the Korean War?

Joined: January 19th, 2004, 9:48 pm

May 21st, 2012, 3:05 pm #1

I downloaded images of U.S. Army litters, for some research I'm doing in preparation for an upcoming project and came across pictures of canvas and aluminum litters. Does anyone know if this type of litter would be appropriate for use in a Korean War vignette? Many thanks for any help. Best regards, Dave
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Joined: July 13th, 2004, 1:39 am

May 21st, 2012, 5:53 pm #2

Up through the '80s and early '90s, wooden frame with canvas litters were still the norm. The aluminum ones with black mesh is a newer item.

Gino P. Quintiliani

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Joined: January 19th, 2004, 9:48 pm

May 21st, 2012, 7:58 pm #3

Let me try to post the picture I have of the litter in question. Its construction is o.d. canvas with what appear to be aluminum poles, feet, and cross pieces. There's even a red serpent insignia on the canvas.
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May 21st, 2012, 8:02 pm #4

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May 21st, 2012, 8:37 pm #5

That does look about the period. I have never seen that type. Cool find. Sorry I can't be of more help.

Gino P. Quintiliani

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May 21st, 2012, 9:49 pm #6

I've got other eyes on the target, so to speak. We'll solve it. Thanks for helping. Dave
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Joined: April 19th, 2005, 1:40 am

May 22nd, 2012, 7:34 am #7

Yep WW II and most likely used in Korea



Scroll down for the dope:
http://olive-drab.com/od_medical_ww2_litters.php

And from USAMD:
scroll down to illustrations, figure 9

http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs ... efault.htm

A US veteran is someone who, at one point, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including their life.'
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May 22nd, 2012, 12:04 pm #8

Mucho appreciado!
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