INDIVIDUAL TENTS

TENT, SHELTER, (Old Type) Stock No. 74-T-100

First Pattern, introduced in 1940 . Issue per individual is one tent, shelter half, five pins and one pole, to be usually carried as part of the individual Field Pack – thus, TWO individuals carry and occupy ONE complete tent, shelter . The back of the tent is shaped like an inverted V, while the front is open . The tent, shelter is made of 33-inch wide, 7.9 ounce khaki cotton duck material which has been treated with aluminum acetate, wax, and soap to make it water repellent . When complete, it comes in TWO sections which button together to make it into ONE two-man tent (one half is right side out, while the other is inside out, in order to make buttons & buttonholes match for fastening) . Ridge height is 43 inches . The wooden pins (rounded) are 9 inch in length . The above design makes extensions possible, by using 4 shelter halves, in order to provide a tent for 4 men …


(1) Pin (2) Foot Stop Line (3) Guy Line (4) Tent Pole
(5) Triangular End Piece (6) Loop (7) Metal Buttons


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Elements of ONE Shelter half

5 X Pins, Tent, Shelter, Wood – Stock No. 74-P-125
4 X Lines, Foot Stop, Tent, Shelter Half – Stock No. 74-L-69
1 X Line, Guy, Tent, Shelter Half – Stock No. 74-L-70
1 X Pole, Tent, Shelter – Stock No. 74-P-225



NOTE : in FM 20-15 Tents & Tent Pitching, 24 Feb 1945, stock number for both old & new type of shelter half Foot Stop Lines now reads Stock No. 74-L-67 in lieu of 74-L-69 (typographical error ?)

TENT, SHELTER, (New Type) Stock No. 74-T-102
Second Pattern, introduced in 1943 . Issue per individual is one tent, shelter half, five pins and three poles (single section), to be usually carried as part of the individual Field Pack - and foreseen to provide shelter for TWO individuals . Both back and front have inverted V sections for added protection and possible ventilation .


(1) Pin (2) Foot Stop Line (3) Door (4) Shelter Half
(5) Metal Buttons (6) Loop (7) Guy Line


Elements of ONE Shelter half

5 X Pins, Tent, Shelter, Wood – Stock No. 74-P-125
5 X Lines, Foot Stop, Tent, Shelter Half - Stock No. 74-L-67
1 X Line, Guy, Tent, Shelter Half – Stock No. 74-L-70
3 X Pole, Tent, Single Section – Stock No. 74-P-230



NOTE : nothing is issued for heating the shelter half tent, because it is intended for sleeping purposes only ! However, some expedient measures can be used, such as building a brush fire over the area, before erecting the tent, the ground will remain warm for several hours and the earth will remain dry – collect and heat stones in a hot fire for 2 or 3 hours, put them in a bucket or metal container, or bury them slightly below the earth surface, they will continue to give off heat - use a one-burner cooking stove to take the chill off the inside of the shelter – burn solidified alcohol in cans to give some heat - use gasoline lanterns or candle lanterns to heat and dry off …

WALL TENTS

TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, WALL, SMALL, OLIVE-DRAB, Stock No. 24-T-323

Introduced in 1941 . Used for shelter of TWO Officers, when in the field and not in combat . When necessary, this tent may also be used as a small storage tent . This tent is 8 feet x 10 inches wide, 9 feet 2 inches long, and 8 feet 6 inches high . Floor is approximately 80 square feet . The tent is an A-type, square-ended tent, rectangular in shape . All elements, such as top, side walls and reinforcements are made of 12.29 ounce duck while the sod cloth is made of 9.85 ounce duck . Ridge height is 8 feet 6 inches, wall height is 3 feet 9 inches, giving a pitch of 4 feet 9 inches . Each end section has an overlapping slit forming a door, while stovepipe openings are provided at either end of the tent . Ventilation is done by rolling up the side walls, and opening slits . When not in use, stovepipe openings may be used as ventilators . Normal use of this wall tent is for ONE General Officer, ONE Field Officer, ONE Captain, TWO Lieutenants or TWO Warrant Officers .


(1) Spindle (2) Door Fastener Line (3) Stovepipe Opening
(4) Door Wall Line (5) Eave Line (6) Foot Stop Line (7) Wall Line (8) Pin


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Elements of Small Wall Tent

18 X Lines, Tent, 2’ 6”, Sewed-2-End, Ό” Dia (Door Fastener) – Stock No. 24-L-470
2 X Lines, Tent, 2’ 6”, Sewed-2-End, Ό” Dia (Door Wall Line) – Stock No. 24-L-470
10 X Lines, Tent, 8’ w/Eye, Ό” Dia (Eave Line) – Stock No. 24-L-515
18 X Lines, Tent, Foot Stop, Ό” Dia (Foot Stop) – Stock No. 24-L-448
10 X Pins, Tent, 24” – Stock No. 24-P-59
18 X Pins, Tent, 16” – Stock No. 24-P-49
4 X Lines, Tent, 4’ 6”, Sewed-2-End, Ό” Dia (Lacing Line) – Stock No. 24-L-490
10 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock No. 24-S-1070
2 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 9’ – Stock No. 24-P-253
1 X Pole, Tent, Ridge, 9’, Wall, Small – Stock No. 24-P-112
2 X Lines, Tent, 3’ 4”, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Door Flap Line) – Stock No. 24-L-479-50



NOTE : ground cloths are not generally used with Army tentage – however, wall and pyramidal tents very frequently use a wooden floor, which again makes digging a ditch around the tent unnecessary – one tent stove with necessary accessories is used fore heating this tent …

FLY, TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, WALL, SMALL, OLIVE-DRAB, Stock No. 24-F-150
Introduced in 1941 . Tents, FR, Wall, Small, are normally provided with a fly which is an auxiliary canvas roof used with a tent to shed rain and to make the tent cooler, while providing space between fly and ridge for proper air circulation . The fly may also be erected as a completely separate unit for use as a protection for supplies, equipment, or for cooking purposes – flies were no longer in use after August 1944 !

Elements of Fly (when used individually) :

10 X Pins, Tent, 24” – Stock No. 24-P-59
1 X Pole, Tent, Ridge, 9’, Wall, Small – Stock No. 24-P-114
2 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 9’ – Stock No. 24-P-253
10 X Lines, Tent, 8’, w/Eye, Ό” Dia (Eave Line) – Stock No. 24-L-515
10 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock No. 24-S-1070



TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, WALL, LARGE, OLIVE-DRAB, Stock No. 24-T-322
Also introduced in 1941 . This is the LARGE version of the above-described wall tent . This tent will normally be used either as an Officer’s Mess or as an Office in Battalion and higher Headquarters when so authorized . It may however, also be used for storage of supplies or quartering of personnel . In the latter case, the large wall tent has a capacity for EIGHT men without a stove, or SIX men with a stove installed . The normal capacity, when used for mess purposes, is of 20 to 22 men, depending on whether tables of 8 ½ or 10 feet long are used . When equipped with folding camp tables for office purposes, the tent has a capacity of approximately 12 men . This tent is 14 feet 6 inches wide, 15 feet 2 Ό inches long, and 11 feet high, with a floor space of 203 square feet . It is an A-type, square- end tent, of rectangular shape . The same type of duck material is used as for the small wall tent .

 


(1) Spindle (2) Stovepipe Opening (3) Door Fastener Line
(4) Wall Line (5) Upright Pole (6) Eave Line
(7) Pin (8) Door Wall Line (9) Guy Line (10) Foot Stop Line


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Elements of Large Wall Tent

22 X Lines, Tent, 2’ 6”, Sewed-2-End, Ό” Dia (Door Fastener) – Stock No. 24-L-470
4 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 4’ 9” – Stock No. 24-P-235
14 X Lines, Tent, 9’, w/Eye, 5/16” Dia (Eave Line) – Stock No. 24-L-535
18 X Pins, Tent, 24” – Stock No. 24-P-59
2 X Lines, Tent, 2’ 6”, Sewed-2-End, Ό” Dia (Door Wall Line) – Stock No. 24-L-470
4 X Lines, Tent, 45’, Sewed-2-End, Cut Splice in Center, 5/16” Dia (Guy Line) – Stock No. 24-L-590
26 X Lines, Tent, Foot Stop, Ό” Dia (Foot Stop) – Stock No. 24-L-448
2 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 12’, Complete, Jointed – Stock No. 24-P-266
1 X Pole, Tent, Ridge, 14’ 2”, Complete, Jointed – Stock No. 24-P-150
26 X Pins, Tent, 16” – Stock No. 24-P-49
18 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock No. 24-S-1070
2 X Lines, Tent, 3’ 4”, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Extension Cloth Line) – Stock No. 24-L-479-50
2 X Lines, Tent, 3’ 4”, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Door Flap Line) – Stock No. 24-L-479-50
4 X Lines, Tent, 6’, Sewed-2-End, Ό” Dia (Lacing Line) – Stock No. 24-L-500



FLY, FIRE-RESISTANT, TENT, WALL, LARGE, OLIVE-DRAB, Stock No. 24-F-140
Also introduced in 1941 . The fly, measuring 21 feet 6 inches by 14 feet 5 inches is available as a separate item of issue, when authorized . It is very simple to pitch and strike, and serves adequately as a Field Kitchen ! It is then often erected against the rear of a Kitchen Truck; the cooking is then done in the truck while the food is served under the fly .

Elements of Fly (used individually) :

14 X Pins, Tent, 24” – Stock No. 24-P-59
1 X Pole, Tent, Ridge, 14’ 2”, Complete, Jointed – Stock No. 24-P-150
2 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 12’ 3”, Complete, Jointed - Stock No. 24-P-266
14 X Lines, Tent, 10’, w/Eye, Ό” Dia (Eave Line) – Stock No. 24-L-539
14 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock No. 24-S-1070



NOTE : there are discrepancies in quantities and stock numbers between the Quartermaster Supply Catalog QM 3-4, 1945 and FM 20-15 Tents & Tent Pitching, 24 Feb 1945 …

TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, STORAGE, OLIVE-DRAB, Stock No. 24-T-321
Introduced in 1941 . Its normal purpose is for storage of supplies in the field, when other shelter is not provided . It may however also be used for quartering of personnel, and then has a capacity of TEN individuals (since this tent is limited standard item of issue, it will eventually be replaced by the Squad Tent) . The Tent, FR, Storage is 17 feet 10 inches wide, 20 feet 5 inches long and 13 feet high . Its floor space is about 358 square feet . It is again an A-type, square-end tent, rectangular in shape . The tent is made of the same duck material (as tents previously described) and is fabricated in one piece . Ridge height is 13 feet, wall height is 5 feet 2 inches, with a pitch of 7 feet 10 inches . One tent stove is used to heat the tent .


(1) Spindle (2) Stovepipe Opening (3) Door Fastener Line (4) Lacing Line
(5) Wall Line (6) Upright Pole (7) Foot Stop Line (8) Guy Line (9) Pin (10) Eave Line


Elements of Storage Tent

18 X Lines, Tent, 2’ 6”, Sewed-2-End, Ό” Dia (Door Fastener / Door Wall Line) – Stock No. 24-L-470
6 X Lines, Tent, 6’, Sewed-2-End, Ό” Dia (Lacing Line) – Stock No. 24-L-500
8 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 5’ 5” – Stock No. 24-P-240
36 X Lines, Tent, Foot Stop, Ό” Dia (Foot Stop) – Stock No. 24-L-448
4 X Lines, Tent, 48’, Sewed-2-End, Cut Splice in Center, 5/16” Dia (Guy Line) – Stock No. 24-L-605
24 X Pins, Tent, 24” – Stock No. 24-P-59
20 X Lines, Tent, 10’, w/Eye, 5/16” Dia (Eave Line) – Stock No. 24-L-540
3 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 13’, Complete, Jointed – Stock No. 24-P-273
1 X Pole, Tent, Ridge, 20’, 3 ½”, Jointed – Stock No. 24-P-220
36 X Pins, Tent, 16” – Stock No. 24-P-49
42 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock No. 24-S-1070
2 X Lines, Tent, 3’ 4”, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Door Flap Line) – Stock No. 24-L-479-50
2 X Lines, Tent, 3’ 4”, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Extension Cloth Line) – Stock No. 24-L-479-50



FLY, FIRE-RESISTANT, TENT, STORAGE, OLIVE-DRAB, Stock No. 24-F-130
Also introduced the same year . It may be issued as a separate item, but will mainly serve as an auxiliary roof for enhanced protection against weather elements, and also to keep supplies in the storage tent cooler .

Elements of Fly (when used individually) :

20 X Pins, Tent, 24” – Stock No. 24-P-59
1 X Pole, Tent, Ridge, 20’ 3 ½”, Complete, Jointed – Stock No. 24-P-220
2 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 13’, with 6-Inch Spindle – Stock No. 24-P-273
1 X Pole, Tent, Upright, 13’, with 3-Inch Spindle – Stock No. 24-P-272-75
20 X Lines, Tent, 11’ 6”, w/Eye, Ό” Dia (Eave Line) – Stock No. 24-L-550-25
20 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock No. 24-S-1070



NOTE : there are again discrepancies in quantities and stock numbers between the Quartermaster Supply Catalog QM 3-4, 1945 and FM 20-15 Tents & Tent Pitching, 24 Feb 1945 …

GENERAL PURPOSE TENTS

TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, PYRAMIDAL, M-1934, OLIVE DRAB, Stock No. 24-T-320
Introduced in 1934 for quartering of personnel . The maximum capacity of the tent is EIGHT men (current Infantry Squad strength, at earlier period) when the tent stove is not used . For reasons of greater comfort and sanitation, use of this tent is limited to SIX men when the supply of tentage permits ! When the tent stove is used, maximum capacity is only SIX men . Because of its distinctive shape, the Pyramidal Tent is easily observed from the air; for this reason more than usual care should be taken to camouflage it properly . It is a limited standard item which will be replaced by the M-1942 Squad tent … The tent is 16 feet wide, 16 feet long and 11 feet high . Floor space is 256 square feet . Tent top, side walls and all reinforcements are made of identical olive-drab duck . Peak height is 12 feet 3 inches, while wall height is 4 feet 2 inches, giving a pitch of 8 feet 1 inch . There is 1 door, 28 inches wide, and 8 feet high . Ventilation is via the center pole which has an adjustable hood . One M-1941 stove tent is used for heating, the stovepipe is put thru the center tent opening .


(1) Spindle (2) Tent Hood (3) Hood Line (4) Lacing Line (5) Upright Pole (6) Eave Line
(7) Pin (8) Foot Stop Line (9) Door Flap (10) Lug (11) Door Fastener (12) Door Flap Line


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Elements of Pyramidal Tent

1 X Hood, Tent, Olive-Drab, Pyramidal, M-1934 – Stock No. 24-H-66
6 X Lines, Tent, 13’ 6”, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Hood Line) – Stock No. 24-L-562-50
4 X Lines, Tent, 6’, Sewed-2-End, Ό” Dia (Lacing Line) – Stock No. 24-L-500
4 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 4’ 9” – Stock No. 24-P-235
24 X Lines, Tent, 10”, w/Eye, 5/16” Dia (Eave Line) – Stock No. 24-L-540
28 X Pins, Tent, 24” – Stock No. 24-P-59
28 X Lines, Tent, Foot Stop, Ό” Dia (Foot Stop) – Stock No. 24-L-448
6 X Lines, Tent, 2’ 6”, Sewed-2-End, Ό” Dia (Door Fastener) – Stock No. 24-L-470
10 X Lines, Tent, 3’ 4”, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Door Fastener) – Stock No. 24-L-480
2 X Lines, Tent, 3’ 4”, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Door Flap Line) – Stock No. 24-L-479-50
4 Lines, Tent, 14’, w/Eye, 5/16” Dia (Corner Line) – Stock No. 24-L-565
1 X Pole, Tent, Upright, 12’ 3”, Complete, Jointed – Stock No. 24-P-266
28 X Pins, Tent, 16” – Stock No. 24-P-49
1 X Chain and Plate, Tent, Pyramidal, M-1934, 16 ½’ X 17’ – Stock No. 24-C-573
4 X Hooks, Tent End, Pyramidal, M-1934, 5/16” – Stock No. 24-H-167
4 X Hooks, Tent, S, Pyramidal, M-1934, 5/16” – Stock No. 24-H-174
28 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock No. 24-S-1070



TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, SQUAD, M-1942, OLIVE-DRAB, Stock No. 24-T-320-34
Introduced in 1942, as a replacement for the Tent, FR, Pyramidal, M-1934, Olive Drab used for the previous Infantry Squad numbering 8 men . Built to shelter the new Squad, now numbering TWELVE men ! This tent is 16 feet wide, 32 feet 7 ½ inches, and 12 feet high . Heat can be provided by installation of 2 tent stoves with the necessary accessories .


(1) Entrance (2) Upright Pole (3) Upright Pole (4) Ventilator (5) Reinforcing Band
(6) Guy Line (7) Eave Roping (8) Spindle (9) Eave Line (10) Ridge Pole (11) D-Ring
(12) Stovepipe Outlet (13) Ventilator Flap Line (14) Wall Line (15) Foot Stop Line
(16) Door Flap Line (17) Corner Line (18) Pin (19) Pin (20) Wire Slip


Elements of Squad Tent

4 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 6-Feet 2-Inches – Stock 24-P-242-75
8 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 4-Feet 9-Inches – Stock 24-P-235
2 X Lines, Guy, Tent, 50-Feet, Sewed-Two-Ends, Cut-Splice-in-Center, 5/16” Diameter – Stock No. 24-L-610
26 X Lines, Eave, Tent, 10-Feet, with Eye, 5/16” Diameter – Stock No. 24-L-540
1 X Pole, Tent, Ridge, 17-Feet, Jointed with 30-Inch Metal Sleeve – Stock No. 24-P-157
4 X Lines, Ventilator Flap, Tent, 13-Feet, 6-Inches, Sewed-One-End, Ό-Inch Diameter – Stock No. 24-L-562-50
42 X Lines, Foot Stop, Tent, Ό-Inch Diameter – Stock No. 24-L-448
4 X Lines, Door Flap, Tent, 3-Feet, 4-Inches, Sewed-One-End, Ό-Inch Diameter – Stock No. 24-L-479-50
12 X Lines, Corner, Tent, 14-Feet, with Eye, 5/16-Inch Diameter – Stock No. 24-L-565
42 X Pins, Tent, 24-Inches – Stock No. 24-P-59
42 X Pins, Tent, 16-Inches – Stock No. 24-P-49
38 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock No. 24-S-1070
4 X Lines, Lacing, Tent, 6-Feet, Sewed-Two-Ends, Ό-Inch Diameter – Stock No. 24-L-500
20 X Lines, Door Fastener, Tent, 2-Feet, 6-Inches, Sewed-Two-Ends, Ό-Inch Diameter – Stock No. 24-L-470
2 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 12-Feet, 3-Inches, Jointed with 30-Inch Metal Sleeve – Stock No. 24-P-266



FLY, TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, SQUAD, M-1942, OLIVE DRAB, Stock No. 24-F-125
Also introduced same year . Used as an auxiliary roof for enhanced protection of tent, the fly also provides for additional air circulation between ridge of tent and fly . Used to be part of the Squad Tent, but no longer issued after August 1944 !


(1) Fly (2) Eave Line

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Elements of Fly (when used individually) :

38 X Pins, Fly, 24-Inches – Stock No. 24-P-59
4 X Poles, Fly, Upright, 7-Feet – Stock No. 24-P-245
8 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 5-Feet, 5-Inches – Stock No. 24-P-240
26 X Lines, Eave, Fly, 10-Feet, with Eye, 5/16-Inch Diameter – Stock No. 24-L-540
12 X Lines, Corner, Fly, 14-Feet, with Eye, 5/16-Inch Diameter – Stock No. 24-L-565
2 X Lines, Ventilator Flap, Fly, 13-Feet, 6-Inches, Sewed-One-End, Ό-Inch Diameter – Stock No. 24-L-562-50
38 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock No. 24-S-1070



TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, SQUAD, M-1942, OLIVE-DRAB, 6-FOOT, 2-INCH DOOR, Stock No. 24-T-323-600
Introduced in 1942 (as revised type of M-1942 Squad Tent) . This tent is principally used for quartering of men . It will shelter SIXTEEN men when stoves are not installed, or TWELVE men when stoves are installed . It can further be used as a small Field Hospital, a Field Bakery, for Storage, or for any other general purpose … This tent gradually (after August 1944) takes the place of Pyramidal and Storage Tents, which have become limited standard items (only to be issued when old stocks are depleted) . Basic modifications vs. the previous Tent, Fire-Resistant, Squad, M-1942, Olive-Drab, Stock No. 24-T-320-34 are the two vertical doors, new ventilators, separate stovepipe outlets and other minor features . The tent is 16 feet wide, 32 feet 9 inches long and 12 feet high . Floor space is 512 square feet . Ridge height is 12 feet, wall height is 4 feet 6 inches, giving a pitch of 7 feet 6 inches . Canvas flaps protect ventilation holes, and 2 stovepipe openings are provided for either installation of stoves or for ventilation . Under normal circumstances, two Stove, Tent, M-1941, Complete, Stock No. 65-N-2500 with accessories are used to heat the Squad Tent . There is no longer a fly for this tent …

Elements of Squad Tent

4 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 6’ 2” – Stock No. 24-P-242-75
8 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 4’ 9” – Stock No. 24-P-235
2 X Lines, Tent, 50’, Sewed-2-Ends, Cut Splice in Center, 5/16” Dia (Guy Line) – Stock No. 24-L-610
26 X Lines, Tent, 10’, w/Eye, 5/16” Dia (Eave Line) – Stock No. 24-L-540
1 X Pole, Tent, Ridge, 17’, Complete, Jointed – Stock No. 24-P-157
4 X Lines, Tent, 13’ 6”, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Ventilator Flap Line) – Stock No. 24-L-562-50
42 X Lines, Tent, Foot Stop, Ό” Dia (Foot Stop) – Stock No. 24-L-448
4 X Lines, Tent, 3’ 4”, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Door Flap Line) – Stock No. 24-L-479-50
12 X Lines, Tent, 14’, w/Eye, 5/16” Dia (Corner Line) – Stock No. 24-L-565
42 X Pins, Tent, 24” – Stock No. 24-P-59
42 X Pins, Tent, 16” – Stock No. 24-P-49
50 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock No. 24-S-1070
4 X Lines, Tent, 6’, Sewed-2-Ends, Ό” Dia (Lacing Line) – Stock No. 24-L-500
20 X Lines, Tent, 2’ 6”, Sewed-2-Ends, Ό” Dia (Door Fastener) – Stock No. 24-L-470
2 X Poles,Tent, Upright, 12’ 3”, Complete, Jointed – Stock No. 24-P-266



TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, COMMAND POST, M-1942, OLIVE-DRAB, Stock No. 24-T-318-33
Introduced in 1942, this tent was used in Theaters of Operations to provide Office shelter for Staff Sections of the several Command echelons . The Command Post tent is constructed in such a way that it may be completely blacked out, it may thus be safely used in a combat area without fear of observation . When necessary, this tent may be used for quartering of TWO Officers . The CP Tent will eventually take the place of the Small Wall Tent . This tent is 7 feet wide, 11 feet 10 ½ inches long, and 7 feet high . Floor space is 84 square feet . It has an entry 26 inches wide; top and side walls are made of 12.29 ounce duck, while the sod cloth is made of 9.85 ounce duck . There is an extension cloth at the rear end wall which makes it possible to COMBINE 2 Command Post Tents when a larger Office space is desired . The tent has a flat top with just sufficient pitch to shed water . 2 overlapping doors are provided at each end and 4 18-inch square windows made of flexible glass material, have covering flaps (ties & snap fasteners) which can be used for blackout purposes . Furthermore, 2 circular sleeves (with zip opening) are foreseen in each side wall for dropping messages into the tent . 5 Ventilation vents are provided and stoves will be issued (if necessary) although there is no provision for stovepipe openings .


(1) Spindle (2) Ventilator Ridge (3) Communication Pocket Flap (4) Window Sash
(5) Upright Pole (6) Upright Pole (7) Side Ventilator Duct (8) Pin (9) Foot Stop Line
(10) Entry (11) Eave Line (12) Extension Cloth (13) Door Fastener (14) Upright Pole


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Elements of Command Post Tent

8 X Sashes, Window, Tent, Command Post, M-1942 – Stock No. 24-S-575
6 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 6’ 2” – Stock No. 24-P-242-75
2 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 5’ 8” – Stock No. 24-P-241
8 X Pins, Tent, 24” – Stock No. 24-P-59
23 X Lines, Tent, Foot Stop, Ό” Dia (Foot Stop) – Stock No. 24-L-448
8 X Lines, Tent, 14’, w/Eye, 5/16” Dia (Eave Line) – Stock No. 24-L-565
2 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 7’ 2”, Complete, Jointed – Stock No. 24-P-246
1 X Pole, Tent, Ridge, 11’ 10 ½”, Complete, Jointed – Stock No. 24-P-135
23 X Pins, Tent, 16” – Stock No. 24-P-49
8 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock 24-S-1070
3 X Stays, Cover, Ventilators, Tent, Command Post, Style I – Stock No. 24-S-1263-75
4 X Lines, Tent, 7’ 6”, Sewed-2-Ends, Ό” Dia (Lacing Line) – Stock No. 24-L-513



NOTE : there are again discrepancies in quantities between the Quartermaster Supply Catalog QM 3-4, 1945 and FM 20-15 Tents & Tent Pitching, 24 Feb 1945 …

TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, HOSPITAL WARD, OLIVE-DRAB, 6-FOOT, 2-INCH DOOR, Stock No. 24-T-319-5
This tent is used as a section of a Field Hospital . It is standard equipment for Clearing Companies, Surgical Hospitals, Evacuation Hospitals, Convalescent Hospitals and certain Veterinary installations . The Hospital Ward has a capacity for TWENTY canvas cots or TWENTY-FIVE litters . It also replaces an earlier model (with cut-back doors) which is to be issued until supplies are exhausted . The tent is 16 feet wide, 50 feet long, and 12 feet high . Floor space is 800 square feet . It is hip-roofed, has square ends and is rectangular in shape . Ridge height is 11 feet, wall height is 4 feet 6 inches, giving a 6 foot 6 inch pitch . The Tent, FR, Hospital Ward has two 6-foot, 2-inch vertical doors located in the center of each end section, and is provided with a fly for issue in Theaters of Operations . 3 tent stoves are provided for use with this tent, and related stovepipe openings are built on one side of the ridge line with protecting canvas flaps …




(1) Spindle (2) Tent Hood (3) Guy Line (4) Hood Line (5) Eave Line (6) Door
(7) Door Fastener Line (8) Pin (9) Foot Stop Line (10) Upright Pole (11) Wall Line
(12) End Wall (13) Side Wall (14) Upright Pole


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Elements of Hospital Ward

4 X Hoods, Tent, Hospital Ward – Stock No. 24-H-63
8 X Lines, Tent, 50’, Sewed-2-Ends, Cut Splice in Center, 5/16” Dia (Guy Line) – Stock No. 24-L-610
12 X Lines, Tent, 15’, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Hood Line) – Stock No. 24-L-575
40 X Lines, Tent, 10’, w/Eye, 5/16” Dia (Eave Line) – Stock No. 24-L-540
22 X Lines, Tent, 2’ 6”, Sewed-2-Ends, Ό” Dia (Door Fastener) – Stock No. 24-L-470
68 X Pins, Tent, 24” – Stock No. 24-P-59
56 X Lines, Tent, Foot Stop, Ό “ Dia (Foot Stop) – Stock No. 24-L-448
4 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 4’ 9” – Stock No. 24-P-235
4 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 6’ 2” – Stock No. 24-P-242-75
4 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 12’ 3”, Complete, Jointed – Stock No. 24-P-266
56 X Pins, Tent, 16” – Stock No. 24-P-49
4 X Chains and Plates, Tent, Hospital Ward & Pyramidal – Stock No. 24-C-570
16 X Hooks, Tent, End, Hospital & Pyramidal – Stock No. 24-H-165
16 X Hooks, Tent, S, Style I, Tent, Hospital & Pyramidal – Stock No. 24-H-172
4 X Rings, Tent, Galvanized, Hospital Ward, 10” – Stock No. 24-R-80
68 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock No. 24-S-1070
4 X Lines, Tent, 3’ 4”, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Door Flap Line) – Stock No. 24-L-479-50
4 X Lines, Tent, 6’, Sewed-2-Ends, Ό” Dia (Lacing Line) – Stock No. 24-L-500
12 X Lines, Tent, 14’, w/Eye, 5/16” Dia (Corner Line) – Stock No. 24-L-565



FLY, FIRE-RESISTANT, TENT, HOSPITAL, HOSPITAL WARD, OLIVE-DRAB, Stock No. 24-F-110
Also issued in Theaters of Operations (not in the continental United States, except when housing patients) . The Fly itself measures 26 feet ½ inch by 53 feet 11 ½ inches . It is mainly used for enhanced protection of the Hospital Ward Tent .


(1) Fly (2) Corner Line (3) Eave Line

Elements of Fly (when used individually) :

12 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 5’ 5” – Stock No. 24-P-240
4 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 7’ – Stock No. 24-P-245
56 X Pins, Tent, 24” – Stock No. 24-P-59
44 X Lines, Tent, 10’, w/Eye, 5/16” Dia (Eave Line) – Stock No. 24-L-540
12 X Lines, Tent, 14’, w/Eye, 5/16” Dia (Corner Line) – Stock No. 24-L-565
56 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock No. 24-S-1070



NOTE : there are discrepancies in quantities and errors (confusion between 4-feet, 9-inch door and 6-feet, 2-inch door types) between the Quartermaster Supply Catalog QM 3-4, 1945 and FM 20-15 Tents & Tent Pitching, 24 Feb 1945 …

TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, ASSEMBLY, OLIVE-DRAB, TENT ONLY, Stock No. 24-T-318
Introduced in 1942 . This tent is authorized for the use of Chaplains in the field, but it may also be used for the showing of Movies, for Lectures, for Storage, for Truck Maintenance, or for any other purposes authorized by the CO . It has a seating capacity of approximately FIVE HUNDRED . If used for quartering personnel, its capacity is for EIGHTY men . The Assembly Tent is 40 feet wide, 80 feet long, and 18 feet high, it has a floor space of 2,857 square feet . It is a so-called circus tent, with a rectangular-shaped center section, and hip-roofed rounded ends . There are 2 rounded end sections, 2 center sections, and the side walls come in 4 sections; the tent does not have a sod cloth . The 3 main poles are 21 feet long, wall height is 8 feet, giving a pitch of 10 feet . The tent has 4 entrances, 4 built-in ventilators, and 4 M-1941 stoves are used to heat it . There is no fly .


(1) Spindle (2) Ventilator (3) Door Fastener Line (4) Wall Line (5) Eave Line (6) Pin
(7) Foot Stop Line (8) Heater Duct (9) Water Flap (10) Roof Opening
(11) Upper & Lower Pull Tab (12) Hookless Fastener Slide (13) Roof Opening Extension Flap


Elements of Assembly Tent

3 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 21’ – Stock No. 24-P-295
3 X Rings, Tent, Galvanized, Assembly, with 3 Loops, 10” (Bail Ring) – Stock No. 24-R-70
9 X Lines, Tent, 52’, w/Thimble and Hook, ½” Dia (Guy Line) – Stock No. 24-L-611
30 X Lines, Tent, 18’ 6”, Sewed-1-End, ½” Dia (Eave Line) – Stock No. 24-L-580-85
40 X Pins, Tent, 36” – Stock No. 24-P-65
30 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 8’ 3” – Stock No. 24-P-249
6 X Lines, Tent, 27’, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Lacing Liner, Extension Cloth) – Stock No. 24-L-582-50
3 X Blocks and Tackle, Tent, Assembly – Stock No. 19-B-13035
3 X Chains and Hook, Tent, Assembly – Stock No. 24-C-560
64 X Hooks, Tent, Wall, Section Assembly – Stock No. 24-H-180
36 X Lines, Tent, 3’ 4”, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Wall Tie Line) – Stock No. 24-L-479-50
12 X Lines, Tent, 4’ 7”, Sewed-1-End, 3/8” Dia (Tie Line) – Stock No. 24-L-490-85
4 X Lines, Tent, 6’, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Wall Tie Line) – Stock No. 24-L-499
4 X Lines, Tent, 6’, Sewed-1-End, ½” Dia (Lacing Line, Neck Center Section -Stock No. 24-L-499-25
2 X Lines, Tent, 12’, Sewed-2-Ends, ½” Dia (Lacing Line, Neck End Section) – Stock No. 24-L-551-50
30 X Lines, Tent, 6’ 2”, Sewed-1-End, Ό” Dia (Jumper Line) – Stock No. 24-L-503-50
3 X Lines, Tent, 85’, Sewed-1-End, ½” Dia (Hoisting Line) – Stock No. 24-L-620
52 X Thimbles, Tent, Malleable Iron, Galvanized, 1 Ύ” – Stock No. 24-T-337-25
24 X Thimbles, Tent, Malleable Iron, Galvanized, 2 Ό” – Stock No. 24-T-337-33
4 X Thimbles, Tent, Malleable Iron, Galvanized, 3” – Stock No. 24-T-337-45



SCREEN, LATRINE, FIRE-RESISTANT, OLIVE-DRAB, Stock No. 24-S-760
The Latrine Screen is issued to units in the field for use as an outdoor Latrine. It is 18 feet long, 7 feet high, and 9 feet wide at one end, and 7 feet wide at the other end . The purpose of this is to form a 2-foot entrance on one side of the screen . The screen is made of 9.26 ounce and 9.68 ounce duck .


(1) Ridge Pole (2) Ridge Pole (3) Entrance (4) Upright Pole (5) Guy Line (6) Pin

Elements of Latrine Screen

2 X Poles, Tent, Ridge, 9’, Hinged – Stock No. 24-P-112
1 X Pole, Tent, Ridge, 7’ – Stock No. 24-P-100
7 X Poles, Tent, Upright, 7’ – Stock No. 24-P-245
7 X Lines, Tent, 14’, w/Eye, 5/16” Dia (Guy Line) – Stock No. 24-L-565
8 X Pins, Tent, 16” – Stock No. 24-P-49
8 X Slips, Tent, Wire – Stock No. 24-S-1070 15 X Lines, Tent, 3’ 4”, Sewed-2-Ends, Ό” Dia (Door Fastener) - Stock No. 24-L-480
1 X Line, Tent, 8’, Sewed-1-End, 5/16” Dia (Tie Line) – Stock No. 24-L-514-40



NOTE : there are discrepancies in description of items between the Quartermaster Supply Catalog QM 3-4, 1945 and FM 20-15 Tents & Tent Pitching, 24 Feb 1945 …

REMARK : more Tents have been used during WWII, but will either be not fully described, or not included since they are less known and not as relevant for use during WWII E.T.O. impressions (such as TENT, MOUNTAIN, TWO-MAN, COMPLETE, WITH PINS & POLES, Stock No. 74-T-90, and HAMMOCK, JUNGLE, COMPLETE, Stock No. 74-H-60) . Nevertheless, here follows a brief description of some additional Tentage units :

TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, MAINTENANCE SHELTER, Stock No. 24-T-319-15
Designed in cooperation with the Ordnance Department, this tent is to be used in Theaters of Operations for repair and maintenance of M-3 tanks . The tent itself is 18 feet 2 ½ inches wide, 26 feet 2 ½ inches long, and 13 feet 7 inches high, with a floor space of approximately 277 square feet . It is equipped with a FRAME, TENT, MAINTENANCE SHELTER, Stock No. 24-F-675 weighing approximately 500 pounds, and provided with floating nuts and bolts .


(1) Spindle (2) Ventilator (3) Door Fastener Line (4) Wall Line (5) Eave Line
(6)Pin (7) Foot Stop Line (8) Heater Duct (9) Water Flap (10) Roof Opening
(11) Upper & Lower Pull Tab (12) Hookless Fastener Slide
(13) Roof Opening Extension Flap


TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, SURGICAL TRUCK, OLIVE-DRAB, Stock No. 24-T-321-40
This tent unit is designed to fit over the body of a Surgical Truck . It is used as an Emergency Operating Center in forward combat areas . The tent is 22 feet wide, 26 feet long, 10 feet high, and has a floor space of 481 square feet . There is no Ridge Pole, since the truck itself supports the top of the tent .


(1) Footstop Line (2) Lacing Line (3) Blackout Curtain Tie Line (6) Eave Line
(7) Awning Tie Line (12) Wire Slip (13) Tent


TENT, FIRE-RESISTANT, SURGICAL, OPERATING, OLIVE-DRAB, HEAVY, Stock No. 24-T-321-35
This tent consists of 5 Sections . Its length is 50 feet, width is 18 feet, while height is 11 feet 1 Ό inch .


(1) Center Section (2) Male End Section (3) Wire Slip (4) Footstop Line
(5) Female End Section (6) Tent


TENT, SECTIONAL, HOSPITAL, Stock No. 24-T-323-560
Overall length is 54 feet, width 18 feet, and height 12 feet .


(9) Eave Line (24) End Section No. 1 (25) End Section No. 2 (26) Middle Section
(27) Tent (28) Tent Vestibule (29) Sectional Window


GENERAL REMARK : it is to be noted that Khaki and Class B Non-Fire-Resistant Tentage is to be issued in the Continental United States only, until exhausted !

And let us not forget :

STOVE, TENT, M-1941, COMPLETE, Stock No. 65-N-2500
Stoves with a range of accessories were available, and could be used in the following Tent assemblies : Hospital Ward (3 X Stoves) – Pyramidal (1 X Stove) – Squad (2 X Stoves) – Small Wall ( 1 X Stove) – Storage (1 X Stove) – Large Wall (1 X Stove) – Assembly (4 X Stoves) – Command Post (1 or 2 X Stoves)

Elements of Tent Stove

1 X Base, Stove, Tent, M-1941 – Stock No. 65-N-1300
1 X Damper, Stove Pipe, 4” – Stock No. 65-N-1500
1 X Grate, Stove, Tent, M-1941, Draw – Stock No. 65-N-1700
1 X Grate, Stove, Tent, M-1941, Round – Stock No. 65-N-1705
1 X Pin, Cotter, Stove, Tent, M-1941 – Stock No. 65-N-1860
6 X Pipes, Stove, Tent, Joints or Sections, Straight, 4” – Stock No. 65-N-2000
1 X Poker, Stove, Tent, M-1941, 24” – Stock No. 65-N-2050
1 X Ring, Adapter, Stove, Tent, M-1941 – Stock No. 65-N-2100
1 X Shaker, Stove, Tent, M-1941 – Stock No. 65-N-2200
1 X Shovel, Stove, Tent, M-1941 – Stock No. 65-N-2400
1 X Top, Stove, Tent, M-1941, with Lid – Stock No. 65-N-2600
1/4 X Arrestors, Spark, Tent, M-1941 – Stock No. 65-N-1200
1 X Hood, Stovepipe, Tent, Ceramic Coated-Metal – Stock No. 65-N-1795
2/8 X Pipes, Stove, Tent, Elbow, 4” – Stock No. 65-N-1900
2/3 X Shields, Tent, Ceramic or Vitrous-Coated, with Elliptical Hole – Stock No. 65-N-2295
1/4 X Shields, Tent, Ceramic or Vitrous-Coated, with Round Hole – Stock No. 65-N-2297



NOTE : allowances of certain accessories depend on the type of Tentage used …

Other heating elements were BURNER, OIL, STOVE, M-1941, Stock No. 65-N-1375, which operated on basis of a gasoline can or a 55-gallon drum, with burner unit, adapter, hoses, and floating valve, used for heating miscellaneous Tentage; and HEATER, TENT, GASOLINE, Stock No. 65-H-1708, self-contained, self-powered heating unit with sufficient capacity to heat a Tent, Fire-Resistant, Maintenance, Shelter …

Types of Pins, as used for Tents
i.e. WOODEN Pegs or METAL Pins

(from top to bottom)
short wooden pin for Shelter Half (rounded, 9-inch long)
new steel rod for Mountain Tent (corkscrew type, 10 & 16-inch long)
old steel pin for Mountain Tent (straight type, 12-inch long)
wooden peg for General Purpose Tents (straight type, 16-inch long, with one notch)
wooden peg for General Purpose Tent (straight type, 24-inch long, with two notches)
wooden pin for Assembly Tent (reinforced type, 36-inch long without notches)




Accessories as used for Tents (from left to right)

(1) Footstop Line (2 4) Sewed-Two-Ends Line (3 6) Sewed-One-End Line (5 7) Line with Eye (8) Sewed-Two-Ends Line with Cut-Splice- In-Center (9) 16-Inch Pin (10) 24-Inch Pin (11) Jointed Ridge Pole (12) Upright Pole (13) Jointed Upright Pole (14) Wire Slip



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