U.S. Army Field Ration C
U.S. Army Field Ration C
U.S. Army Field Ration C
U.S. Army Field Ration C
U.S. Army Field Ration C
U.S. Army Field Ration C
U.S. Army Field Ration C
U.S. Army Field Ration C
U.S. Army Field Ration C
U.S. Army Field Ration C
U.S. Army Field Ration C
U.S. Army Field Ration C
U.S. Army Field Ration C
U.S. Army Field Ration C


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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Food & Drink
Military
Military
Food & Drink ➔ U.S. Army Field Ration C

Identifier:
118153
Description:
These standardized field issue C-rations, or combat rations, were most likely produced between the years of 1941 and 1944 during World War II and intended for infrequent use when A or B rations were unavailable or impractical and K or D rations were insufficient.

Six rations were given to each soldier per day, which consisted of three "M-units" (meat rations) and three "B-units" (bread and dessert rations). Generally, these C-rations were not well-liked by soldiers because of the cans' bulky shape and weight, and because after a short period of time, they found the food to be monotonous and bland.
Date:
1939 – 1945
Materials:
Tin
Dimensions:
3.5" h 3" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Colonel Mallery M. Kincaid
Rights:
Links:
http://www.qmfound.com/army_rations_historical_background.htm#Ration, Type C
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-ration
Makers/Donors
Kincaid, Colonel Mallery M.

Kincaid, Colonel Mallery M.
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