Packboard, 1st pattern, 1943
Genuine WWII US Yukon packboard, 1st pattern, dated 1943.
An early-war design taken after a local Alaskan pack. A wooden and canvas frame supports heavy loads lashed on with cord strung on the side hooks. It was mainly used in steep, difficult terrain to resupply front line troops. The various loads could be radios, heavy weapons, ration and ammo boxes, water and gasoline cans etc.
A strap is damaged.