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WWII Special Naval Landing Forces weatherproof bag

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I picked up a "rubberized" SNL bag that was possibly used for medical supplies but not exactly sure what it is. It does have several kanji and markings.
Some of it is well worn and it may not be possible to read but any help will be appreciated. See photos. Many thanks.
 

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檢知器乙
第9641號
軍事秘密
sensor/detector type 2
No.9641
military secret
 

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化工??15

I don't know what the vertical line means.
The horizontal one might refer to the company name where the sensor was made (化工 often refers to "chemical industry" or the like).
 

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Might be worth Googling "Japanese gas masks WWII" . Most of them were carried in bags and you might spot a bag in the pictures there that matches yours.
 

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Might be worth Googling "Japanese gas masks WWII" . Most of them were carried in bags and you might spot a bag in the pictures there that matches yours.

Great suggestion thanks. I should have included some photos of the actual bag as it several smaller compartments inside of it. Also, it's not big enough for an actual mask but it could be related somehow so I'll check it out.
 

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There are some examples of 検知器 (detection devices) at the following site. At the very bottom there is a chemical weapons detection kit bag. Elsewhere on that site there is another chemical weapons detection kit that contains the phrase "軍事秘密" (military secret, military confidential).
I was thinking the kanji after 化工 is 属, so 化工属 (chemical industries division), implying the bag belongs to someone who is stationed in a military branch dealing with military use chemicals.


Bag is at the very bottom.
Box labelled 檢知器 is 5th from the bottom.
 

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I went to the website suggested and, indeed, found the exact bag and it appears to be a "chemical decontamination/sensor bag". I, also, did some research about what would be in the bag and found that they would carry Chloramine-T power, mix it with water and apply it to the skin with cotton swabs. Fear of mustard gas? The powder would be in a can that looks like a salt shaker which I found, or so I think, based on the large amount of kanji on it. If someone could look at and let me know if it is associated with chemical decontamination, I would appreciate it. See photos. Many thanks for solving this history mystery!
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Yes, the can contains a chemical weapon remedy. I don't see a specific name on the can, so I can't say yet exactly what it contains, but yes some sort of anti-toxin. Specifically it is supposed to be effective against Sneezing Gas (the chemical weapon known as "Clark 1", according to Wikipedia), and mustard gas. The first set of instructions tells to inhale in case of Sneezing Gas attack. The second set of instructions is for mustard gas attack, and tells the user to apply directly to the area affected by mustard gas.

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Another wow! The guy I got if form thought it was a salt shaker...! :D Thanks for the great information.....
 

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Where did you see "2.15"?

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The order "month-year" is not (well, at least "usually not") used in Japanese. It more likely refers to "February 15th" if digits show a date and it's written like that. See the dates in the stamps on the two postcards in your thread. These are typical ones. "18 4.16" and "18 5.26" mean "April 16, 1943" and "May 26, 1943", respectively.
 

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thought the 4th picture. so sorry I have to click on the picture to see the detail that is not a show date. man bad eyes .
 
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