Corp. James Hickey 3rd Marine Division Japanese Comfort Bag Guam Bring Back

Corp. James Hickey 3rd Marine Division Japanese Comfort Bag Guam Bring Back

155.00

Size: 12in tall x 7.5 in

This amazingly well kept and well preserved WWII Corp. James Hickey 3rd Marine Division Captured Japanese Comfort Bag Guam relic was purchased in a lot with more than 50+ letters, bring back items, uniform gear, flags, etc. all from Corp. James Hickey of the US 3rd Marine Division. James Hickey enlisted in the U.S.M.C. in 1943 and trained on Paris Island and other training bases throughout the U.S. before shipping off with the 3rd Marine Division and later joining up with the 4th Marine Division in the Pacific Theater. On January 1944, Hickey and his division began their 13 month campaign against the Japanese. During this time Hickey participated in multiple major amphibious assaults including the battles of Kwajalein, Saipan, Guam, Tinian, and Iwo Jima.

This bag was well used and carried by the Japanese soldier that had it. It has many repairs made by the soldier. This bag was sent and found in an envelope home dated ‘Guam 8/24/44’ Letter is not included in the listing.

Comfort Bags of Japanese Soldiers:

Comfort bag (慰問袋, imon-bukuro) was a gift packet prepared by civilians to be sent to Imperial Japanese Military soldiers for the purpose of encouraging them. The bag contains comfort articles (慰問品, imon-hin) not issued by the Japanese Military, such as toiletries, dried fruits, canned foods, and letters of encouragement. Bags were prepared by schoolgirls or local patriotic women's societies. These activities were also made in Korea, which was then under Japanese rule, to encourage soldiers in the Imperial Japanese Military.

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