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.
His M-1936 field bag (sometimes called a musette bag) was made by the Wm. W. Stanley Co. 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.