Kits of Military Police Personnel Medical Kits & Contents

Illustration showing the contents of Item # 9710550 – Kit, First Aid, Military Police. Click to enlarge.

Illustration showing the contents of Item # 9710550 – Kit, First Aid, Military Police. Click to enlarge.

The above kit was already supplied to Military Police personnel before the end of WW2, but more details are not available, according to the listed contents, it seems that either a single std. Canvas Pouch (as already previously illustrated) was probably necessary i.e. Item No. 9708500, but there’s no proof of this – it could also have been the later version, i.e. Item No. 9708505 (with press studs instead of laces).
Although not yet listed in the 1 March 1944 Medical Supply Catalog, the Pouch is mentioned in the Army-Navy Catalog of Medical Material (Sets, Kits, Outfits) dated 1 July 1947 and the Armed Services Catalog of Medical Materiel dated 1 July 1949. Its official designation then reads Case, Medical Field Kit, M-2, Item No. 9-130-025 (with Lace) or No. 9-130-150 (w/o Lace).

9710550 – Kit, First Aid, Military Police:
Number Item Quantity
9706500 Kit Component, Cantle Ring Strap 1
9708000 Kit Component, Litter Strap 1
9707500 Kit Component, Insert Type II 1
9102500 Ammonia, Aromatic, 10 Ampules, 1/3 cc 1 Package
9103800 Burn-Injury Set, Boric Acid Ointment 1 Set
9201100 Bandage, Gauze, Compressed, Field Brown, 3-Inches by 6 Yards 12 Each
9204100 Bandage, Triangular, Compressed, Olive Drab, 37 by 37 by 52 Inches, with 2 Safety Pins 6
9206100 Dressing, First-Aid, Small, Field Brown, Carlisle Model 8
9200100 Bandage, Gauze, Adhesive, Field Brown, 1-Inch by 3-Inches, 16 2 Packages
9209000 Plaster, Adhesive, Field Brown, 1-Inch by 5 Yards 2 Spool
3468000 Scissors, Bandage 1 Each
7877000 Pin, Safety, Large 1 Each
7878000 Pin, Safety, Medium 1 Each
9377900 Tourniquet, Elastic 1 Each
9961500 Vial, Hard Rubber, ½ Oz. 3 Each
1009200      Acid Acetylsalicylic Compound with Caffeine, 1000 Tablets 20 Tablets
1418000      Sodium Bicarbonate & Peppermint, 1000 Tablets 32 Tablets
9109510 Eye Dressing, M-2 1 Each
7624000 Pencil, Lead 1 Pencil
Form 8-26 Emergency Medical Tag (WD AGO Form N° 8-26, 1 October 1944) 20 in Booklet in Duplicate 1 Each

Kit contents underwent similar minor modifications as the other First-Aid Kits, as can be derived from the above listing. The number of Vials was reduced to 3 only. Both Burn Injury and Eye Dressing Sets were improved versions. White bandage and dressing material was replaced by less conspicuous Field Brown. The Emergency Medical Tag could have either been the early type, designated Form 52b, or the later one designated Form 8-26.

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