WW2 Military Cokes..who's the expert ?

hemihampton

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hemihampton, can you please post the details of each these bottles? (I know it's some work I am asking here)...

Label (D-105529 / TRADE MARK with or without hyphen
waist text (eg. 24 © 43)
any bottom marking (e.g. blank, solid dot, letter)

I am currently working on a major bunch of clear WWII era bottles from Micronesia and I am tryuing to make sense of them

Thanks !

That's Possible. Give me some Time. LEON.
 

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figured this be a good chance to share a bottle that I picked up this summer but never posted , found it at a nearby antique store , think I paid $5 for it . only interested in it as its sort of a northern Ontario bottle as its from Sault Ste Marie Michigan , but highly doubtful it saw WW2 service

it has the same marking on side as yours - 15 C 42 , so assuming its from 1942

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I have one that I dug up in newfoundland like that dated 1942 as well. It is aqua colored and has some nice little details inside and out.
 

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@ RCO
It was made in 1942 by Chattanooga Glass Co. The '15' is nost likely a mold or a batch nº.
 
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Hi Leon,
did you you have chance to pull out the bottles?
Dirk
 

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I was always led to believe that the early issue of WW2 cokes were the clear glass D-102259 ones from 1943... then what are these ?...they are found in Australian US Camps... green glass, and dated 1941 and 1942 !!
I have seen ones like that before. Usually they try to sell them as rare.. Not sure if that is true also not sure the reason they are green and not clear. The ones I saw no city or state, were only being sold for $24.99. I did not get one of the green ones but I did get a clear one from him.
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Interesting, don't think I've seen those before. What do normal Australian Coke bottles from the era look like? I was under the impression that the War Cokes were clear as well. These could very well be earlier versions.
I have dug over 100 in a 1942- 1945 U S army training camp that are coke green
 

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Hi Leon,

I am still VERY keen on data , if you have a chance
 

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