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#315761 02/05/2016 11:53 PM
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Hope someone can help me out here. Not sure if these are military or not, but came in a footlocker of a Pacific U.S. WWII vet.

They are silk and around 8 inches in length, any ideas?

Thanks

James

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hi jim
hope this e mail finds you doing well . i will take a wild guess crossed cannons usually indicat artillery could they have been covers for large artiller sights you have to ask some one to read what these charectors mean most of our experenced members on this japanese forum left and went on whermach awards forum one more thing you might look up stewarts militaryia from arizona he can tell you exactly when you find out please tell us thanks for showing us. ps if your comeing to sos show bring me something nice god bless andy militarynut

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One of the members on the WAF forum was kind enough to help me out, here is what they are:


Andy- will see you at SOS

James


Japanese powder [charge] bags for the Type 94 27mm cannon.

昭十七 9
Sho 17, 9 [month]
Sep 1942
"sho" is short for Showa

昭和十七 8
Sho 17; 8 [month]
Aug 1942

九四式二十七粍砲
Kujuyon-shiki niju-nana miri Hou
Type-94 27mm Gun

九四式二七砲
Kujuyon-shiki niju-nana Hou
Type-94 27-Gun [implying 27mm]

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hi james
good lord willing we both will be at the sos show bring me something special thanks safe trip andy militarynut

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Yes that's what they are!


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