Iron Division

Uniform

Uniform Regulations for the 109th Infantry, 28th Division, AEF

Uniform

Item

* = Required

Model
(P= Preferred, A= Alternate)

Sources
(R= Repro, O= Original)

Pants*††††††††††††††††† u_breeches

P: M1912 Breeches, OD Wool
A: M1918 Trousers, Straight Leg OD wool

Argonne Militaria(R)
Great War Militaria (R/O),

What Price Glory (R)
Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers (O)

Shirt*
u_Dbshirt

P: M1911 Enlisted Shirt, OD wool
A: Enlisted shirt, OD Flannel

Argonne Militaria(R)
Great War Militaria ( (R/O),

Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers (O)

Tunic*
u_tunic

P: M1917 Service Coat, OD wool
A: M1918 Service Coat, OD wool
A: M1912 Service Coat, OD wool

Argonne Militaria(R)
Great War Militaria (R/O),

What Price Glory (R)
Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers(O)

Socks

P: gray†socks, wool or cotton

Puttees*
u_puttees

P: Wrap Puttees, OD wool
A: M1910 Leggings, canvas (non-combat)

Ebay(O),
Argonne Militaria(R)
Militaria Dealers (O)

Great War Militaria (R/O)

Undershirt

P: Undershirt
A: T-shirt, white cotton

Wal-Mart, Kmart

Drawers

P: Drawers, long, white cotton
A: I donít want to know

I donít want to know

Waist Belt

P: Cotton khaki web belt w/ period buckle

What price Glory(R)
Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers (O),
Surplus Stores

Boots*
u_Dboots

P: M1917 Ankle Boot
A: M93 French Army Boot

Mattimore Harness (R )

What Price Glory (R)
Great War Militaria (R ) Ėgeneric boot

Overcoat

P: M1917 Overcoat
A: M1918 Overcoat
Jerkin, leather w/wool lining

Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers (O),

Cap*
u_oscap

P: Overseas Cap, wool
A: M1912 Campaign Hat (non combat)

Argonne Militaria(R) (R)
Ebay (O),

Militaria Dealers (O)

Equipment

Haversack*
e_haversack

P: M1910 w/Meat Can Pouch & Pack Carrier

Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers (O)

Man the Line (R)

Cartridge Belt*
e_cartridge

P: M1917, dismounted
A: M1910, dismounted

Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers (O)

Man the Line (R)

Canteen*
e_canteen

P: M1910, w/cup & cover

Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers (O)

At The Front (R )- Carrier only

Man the Line†(R)-Carrier only

First Aid Pouch*

P: M1910 (dressing optional)

Man the Line(R)
Ebay (O),

Militaria Dealers (O)

Gas Mask*
e_mask

P: US or British Small Box Respirator
A: French M2 or ARS

Man the Line†(R)

Helmet*
e_helmet

P: M1917 Steel Helmet


Ebay (O),

Prairie Flower Leather Co

Mess Gear
e_mess
e_bacon
e_condiment

P: Meat Can
P: Knife, Fork, Spoon
P: Bacon Can
P: Condiment Tin

Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers (O)

E-tools
e_shovel

P: M1910 Shovel w/ cover
A: M1910 Pick Mattox

A: M1910 Bolo

Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers (O)

Weapons

Rifle*
w_p17

P: M1917 Enfield, Cal 30-06
A: M1903 Springfield, Cal 30-06

Any

Bayonet
w_bayonet

P: M1917 Bayonet w/ scabbard
A: M1905 Bayonet w/ Scabbard

Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers (O)

Pistol

P: M1911 Automatic Pistol, Cal 45
A: M1917 Revolver, Cal 45
A: M1909 Revolver, Cal 45

Any

Knife
w_17knife

P: M1917 Trench Knife
A: M1918 Trench Knife

Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers (O)

Field Gear

Blanket

Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers (O)

Tent, Poles, Pegs

Ebay (O)

Raingear

P: M1917Raincoat

Ebay (O)

Insignia

Collar Disks*
i_us

P: US (block)
A: USNG or USNA
P: Infantry Crossed Rifles
A: Crossed Rifles with Unit info (Reg #, company)

Ebay (O),
Militaria Dealers (O)
Schipper Fabrik (R)

Chevrons

As needed

Schipper Fabrik (R)
Ebay (O),

Militaria Dealers (O)

Notes

An asterisk next to the
item denotes a required item to take the field

Where decent
reproductions are available, repros are preferred. This is due to the
concern over destroying historical items, which should be avoided when
possible. Where the repros are not available or not of decent quality or
reasonable price, original items are the best option. Originals are, of
course, always acceptable.

Authentic footwear
has now become available. All members should replace what they were using
during the absence of reproduction AEF footwear.

Much of the equipment
must still be original due to lack of suitable reproductions.

Original gas masks
may be carried, but are not recommended for use, owing to their fragility
and the possibility of gas contamination. Repros are the better way to
go, and the repro SBR is the preferred initial purchase, though carrying
both the SBR and M2 is authentic. Original bags for the SBR is preferable
to the Brit repro bag.

Weapons are also
mostly originals, though blank firing M1911 pistols may be used.

 

Personal Standards

Grooming: Hair must be cut neatly in a
military style, short and tapered. Crew cuts are most correct, but not
required. Long hair is not permitted. Facial hair is limited to a well trimmed
mustache not extending beyond the lips.

Conduct: You should be prepared to
function like a soldier. You will
receive instruction as to many aspects of the life of a US infantryman in
France in 1918, but you must come in with a healthy attitude and respect
for the portrayal and a willingness to fit in, and do your part. Authenticity extends beyond material
issues and appearance; all aspects of the portrayal are required, for you
enjoyment and that of the men around you.