Marker, Temporary Grave

Example of an unused wooden Grave Marker very likely made in 1945 for the upcoming invasion of Japan. Of course, that event never took place, resulting these wooden crosses were placed in storage. Nevertheless, this is an actual grave marker made in the dimensions given by the FM10-63 manual. The dogtag placed on the marker on the second-to-last photo shows an example of how an complete cross would have looked like back in WWII. Which can also be seen on the 1945 dated photo of a US temporary burial site on the Phillipines (last photo).

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