|THE CARE OF THE DECEASED
|Burial Identification Bottle with box, above photo.
This box containing 10 glass bottles was used when conducting a temporary burial in the field. The box is
marked BOTTLE-IDENTIFICATION, BURIAL - STOCK NO. 57-B-1000
The green glass bottle with rubber gasket lid was used to identify the remains of a fallen Service Member
during burial. The green glass bottle allowed a weatherproof and sun resistant barrier for written contents.
Instructions for used are marked on the lid of the issue cardboard box.
|Personal Effects Bag, above two photos.
The personal effects bag was used to recover any items found with the deceased. The cloth label has information needed to be
filled out during removal of items: Serial Number, Name, Grade, Organization, Address, Nearest Relative plus address, Killed in
Action or Died of Disease, Date, Hospital, Battle Area, Information, Place of Burial, Point of Coordination, Description of Body
and Members Missing.
An inventory would be made of the removed items for forwarding to the next-of-kin.
The bag pictured on the left is an early style constructed from khaki cotton cloth and the style pictured on the right is the late
war style constructed from dark olive green cotton cloth.
|Post Mortem Case, above two photos.
This Post Mortem Case, Army Item Number 93091, was produced during WWII to hold the autopsy tools for a United States
Medical Corps Surgeon. The inside of the surgical tool roll has the outline for tool placement and storage. This tool roll was
made by Superior Surgical Manufacturing Company Incorporated.
|The following are tools and equipment that were used during the Second World War for the care of a fallen