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[courtesy of Fabian Boons]

This compass was found during the summer of 2009 in the region of Noville (Basstogne),  and attributed to WW-II U.S. Paratrooper vintage.  Undoubtedly its small size made it an easy item to add to a soldier's picket to assist in map reading and direction finding.

Its brass ring is battered and the crystal face is cracked but the compass points on the dial face are still easily read.  Most of the word "Patent" appears immediately to the right of "North" at the top of the dial.

[courtesy of Amy (Shoemaker) Stanley]

Another pocket compass example, this one was used by Maurice W. Shoemaker (Co G)

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