Technical Sergeant William J. Brady was a B-17 radio operator and tail gunner assigned to the 493rd Bomb Group, 860th Bomb Squadron at Debach, England. He flew 25 B-17 missions.
It is unknown as to who made this field bag, sometimes called a musette bag, as the manufacturing stamp has since worn off. Many thousands of these bags were made by a number of manufacturers and were issued to ground and air crews. Made of heavy green canvas, it has a shoulder strap, side pocket, and two interior pockets. The shoulder strap that’s attached to this bag, manufactured by Wm. W. Stanley Co. in 1941, was issued separately to those who required it.