COMBAT MISSION
British Uniforms - Khaki Drill and Jungle Green

What is contained on this site are simple modifications.  To use them, simply save the files you find on this site into the BMP file on your hard drive (Look under Program Files, then the CMBO folder, then the BMP folder).  The originals can either be saved elsewhere on your hard drive as a backup, or retrieved from the Combat Mission CD if you want to change back to the original artwork.

To save the files, left click on the image.   Actual bitmap files are clearer than the .jpg representations given below.  The names (numbers) of the Combat Mission files that these are meant to replace are given above the images.  The file name used by Combat Mission consists of only three or four digits.

Helmets

Helmet Net and Shell Dressing (File 5010)

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One standard style of helmet net worn by British troops was half brown and half green; a shell dressing was worn underneath the netting so as to be readily available.  Alternately, the bitmap in the middle is a bare helmet with no net at all, and at right a bare helmet that has been painted desert sand..

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Khaki Drill Uniforms

British soldiers in North Africa and Sicily, as well as Italy and the Far East, wore Khaki Drill uniforms that were distinct from Battle Dress.    Save the files in the BMP folder of the Combat Mission program files, using only the four digits file names specified above each bitmap.

Infantry KD 5011 and 5014 Tank Crew KD 5036 and 5039 KD sleeve 5012 KD Trousers 5013
5011kd.bmp (98358 bytes) 5014kd.bmp (24630 bytes) 5036kd.bmp (98358 bytes) 5039kd.bmp (24630 bytes) 5012kd.bmp (24630 bytes) 5013kd.bmp (24630 bytes)

Puttees (file 5013)

Especially popular in the Mediterranean was the use of puttees rather than web anklets. Save as file 5013. 5013kdputt.bmp (24630 bytes)

Insignia

While some of the infantrymen modelled in Combat Mission have distinctive sleeve insignia (German Mountain Troops, Volksturm, and American Paratroopers), British soldiers do not.  Anyone wishing to remedy this can do so with the artwork provided below.  I have designed a .bmp to replace file 5012 in the BMP folder in the Combat Mission program files.  Simply download the desired file and save it as file 5012.   Unfortunately, only one file can be saved in this folder at a time, and all units in the game represented by the infantryman icon will have this insignia.  This file is also used for the sleeves for the tank commanders, etc.   For that reason I've also included generic division bmps for those who don't want to be too unit-specific.  If you are interested in more than one file its recommended that you download them to a seperate folder and don't change the name of the file until you swap it with the 5012 file in the Combat Mission bitmap folder

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Desert terrain is downloadable from the DFDR site
(see the home page for the link to this site)

INFANTRY DIVISIONS
Note - only the infantry (rifle) battalions of these divisions are listed.

1st  Division

1st Division was a Regular division at the outbreak of war; the Division served in France and Belgium from September 1939 to June of 1940.   A long period of reorganization and training followed, and the Division sailed to North Africa at the end of February 1943, arriving in the theatre in March.  After the German surrender in May, the Division moved to garrison Pantelleria briefly in June, then moved back to Africa where it sat out the Sicily campaign.  The Division once again landed in Italy in December 1943, where it served until January 1945, when it moved to Palestine.

Composition Feb 1943 - November 1943 Major Battles
2 Infantry Brigade 1st Loyal Regiment
2nd North Staffordshire Regiment
6th Gordon Highlanders
3 Infantry Brigade 1st Duke of Wellington's Regiment
2nd Sherwood Foresters
1st King's Own Shropshire Light Infantry
24 Infantry Brigade 1st Scots Guards
1st Irish Guards
5h Grenadier Guards
23 Apr 43 - 30 Apr 43 Medjez Plain
5 May 43 - 12 May 43 Tunis
22 Jan 44 - 22 May 44 Anzio
22 May 44 - 4 Jun 44 Rome
25 Aug 44 - 22 Sep 44 Gothic Line

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4th  Division

The 4th Division was a prewar regular formation that went to France in October 1939; the division was reestablished in the UK after Dunkirk until reorganization in June 1942 as a mixed division incorporating a brigade of tanks.   It went to North Africa in March 1943, stayed there after the fall of Tunisia in May and in December moved to Egypt where it reorganized as an infantry division.  In February 1944 the division moved to Italy where it stayed until December, moving to Greece that month to help quiet civil unrest, and ending the war there.

Composition Mar 1943 - December 1944 Major Battles
10 Infantry Brigade 2nd Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
2nd Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
1st/6th East Surrey Regiment
12 Infantry Brigade 2nd Royal Fusiliers
6th Black Watch
1st Royal West Kent Regiment
28 Infantry Brigade
(from 24 Dec 43)
2nd Somerset Light Infantry
2nd King's Regiment
2nd/4th Hampshire Regiment
7 Apr 43 - 15 Apr 43 Oued Zarga
23 Apr 43 - 30 Apr 43 Medjez Plain
5 May 43 - 12 May 43 Tunis
11 May 44 - 18 May 44 Cassino II
20 Jun 44 - 30 Jun 44 Trasimene Line
4 Jul 44 - 17 Jul 44 Arezzo
17 Jul 44 - 10 Aug 44 Advance to Florence
14 Sep 44 - 21 Sep 44 Rimini Line

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5th  Division

The 5th Division was a prewar Regular formation.   Two of its brigades went to France as independent brigades in October 1939, and the division reformed in France at the end of the year.  The Division returned to the UK at the end of May 1940 following the defeat in France, served in India briefly between May and August 1942, then moved to the Middle East, serving in Madagascar, Persia (Iran), Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Palestine.  The Division did not serve in the North African campaign as front line troops, but were among the first troops to land in Sicily in July 1943, moving to Italy in September and serving there until July 1944.  The Division returned to Egypt in July, then moved to Palestine where it served until February 1945, being shipped back to Italy for a two week stay there, from whence it moved to Northwest Europe in Mach 1945, where it remained until after the cessation of hostilities.

Composition Jul 1943 - July 1944 Major Battles
13 Infantry Brigade 2nd Cameronians
2nd Inniskilling
(to 14 Jul 44)
5th Essex
(from 14 Jul 44)
2nd Wiltshire Regiment
15 Infantry Brigade 1st Green Howards
1st King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st York and Lancaster Regiment
17 Infantry Brigade 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers
2nd Northamptons
6th Seaforth Highlanders
26 May 40 - 28 May 40 Ypres-Comines Canal
9 Jul 43 - 12 Jul 43 Landing in Sicily
19 Nov 43 - 3 Dec 43 The Sangro
17 Jan 44 - 31 Jan 44 Garigliano Crossing
22 Jan 44 - 22 May 44 Anzio
22 May 44 - 4 Jun 44 Rome

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6th Division

The 6th Division was formed in Egypt in November 1939 after the reorganization of the 7th Division, but was disbanded in 1940, and reformed in Egypt in February 1941.  It served in Egypt an d Syria.  In October 1941 the Division was redesignated the 70th Division, and went to Libya to fight the Germans.   The Division returned to Egypt in December 1941, served briefly in Syria, then Egypt again, and finally moved to India in March 1942.    The division disbanded in October 1943, reorganizing itself as members of the Special Force (the official name of Wingate's famous "Chindits.")

Composition Jun 1941 - Dec 1941 Major Battles
14 Infantry Brigade 1st Bedfordshire and Hertsfordshire Regiment
(from 14 Jun 41)
2nd York and Lancaster Regiment
2nd Black Watch
16 Infantry Brigade
(from 10 Jul 41)
2nd Leicestershire Regiment
2nd Queen's Royal Regiment
2nd King's Own
(from 11 Jun 41)
23 Infantry Brigade
(from 29 Jun 41)
1st Essex
(from 17 Oct 41)
1st Buffs
(to 4 Jun 41)
1st Durham Light Infantry
(from 5 Jun 41)
4th Border Regiment
11 Bn Czechs
(to 10 Jun 41)
16 Jun 41 - 21 Jun 41 Damascus
8 April 41 - 10 Dec 41 Defence of Tobruk
18 Nov 41 - 10 Dec 41 Tobruk

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It is believed that this division did not use divisional insignia on their uniforms.

44th (Home Counties) Division

A first line Territorial infantry division at the outbreak of war, the Division served briefly on the continent in April and May 1940, then trained in the UK until May 1942.  It arrived in Egypt in July 1942.  The Division fought in several engagements in North Africa, and was disbanded after El Alamein where it fought in the southern sector of the front; official disbandment of Divisional Headquarters followed in late January 1943.

Composition Jul 1942 - Jan 1943 Major Battles
131 Infantry Brigade
(to 29 Oct 42)
1st/5th Queen's Royal Regiment
1st/6th Queen's Royal Regiment
1st/7th Queen's Royal Regiment
132 Infantry Brigade
(to 13 Nov 42)
4th Royal West Kent Regiment
5th Royal West Kent Regiment
2nd Buffs
133 Infantry Brigade
(to 8 Sep 42)
4th Buffs
4th Royal Sussex Regiment
5th Royal Sussex Regiment
2nd Royal Sussex Regiment
23 May 40 - 29 May 40 St. Omer - La Bassee
30 Aug 42 - 7 Sep 42 Alam el Halfa
23 Oct 42 - 4 Nov 42 El Alamein

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46th Division

A second line Territorial Division raised in October 1939, the 46th Division moved to France in April 1940 for training and labour duties, and eventually saw action with the BEF.  Returning to the UK in June 1940, the Division embarked for North Africa in January 1943.  The Division did not serve in Sicily, moving from North Africa to the Italian mainland in September 1943.  In March 1944, the Division moved to North Africa, then Palestine, back to Egypt and finally back to Italy in August 1944 where it again served until January 1945.  Service in Greece followed between January and April 1945, and the Division moved back to Italy once again in April, finishing the war in Austria.

Composition Jan 1943 - December 1944 Major Battles
128 Infantry Brigade 1st/4th Hampshire Regiment
2nd/4th Hampshire Regiment
(until 9 May 1943)
5th Hampshire Regiment
2nd Hampshire Regiment
(from 10 May 43)
138 Infantry Brigade 6th Lincolnshire Regiment
2nd/4th King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th York and Lancaster Regiment
139 Infantry Brigade
(until 29 Nov 44)
2nd/5th Leicester Regiment
2nd/5th Sherwood Foresters
(until 28 Feb 43)
5th Sherwood Foresters
(1 Mar 43 - 1 Dec 44)
16th Durham Light Infantry
23 May 40 - 29 May 40 St. Omer - La Bassee
22 Apr 43 - 26 Apr 43 El Kouriza
5 May 43 - 12 May 43 Tunis
9 Sep 43 - 18 Sep 43 Salerno
22 Sep 43 - 1 Oct 43 Capture of Naples
12 Oct 43

-

15 Oct 43 Volturno Crossing

5 Nov 43

-

9 Dec 43

Monte Camino

25 Aug 44

-

22 Sep 44

Gothic Line

3 Sep 44

-

15 Sep 44

Coriano

14 Sep 44

-

21 Sep 44

Rimini Line

2 Dec 44

-

13 Dec 44

Lamone Crossing

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50th (Northumbrian) Division

50th Division was formed in the UK in September 1939 and organized as an infantry division in 1940.  It served in the France and Belgium from January to June of 1940, returning to the UK where it served until April 1941.  The Division moved to North Africa, where it served until the end of hostilities there, then moved to Sicily as part of the invasion force, and stayed there until October 1943.  The Division returned to the UK, and trained as one of the assault divisions for D-Day.  After making the landings in Normandy on 6 June, the Division served in France until December 1944, when it moved back to the United Kingdom where it remained until the end of the war.

Composition June 1941 - November 1943 Major Battles
69 Infantry Brigade 5th East Yorkshire Regiment
6th Green Howards
7th Green Howards
150 Infantry Brigade
(From 14 Aug 41 - 27 Nov 41)
(From 22 Feb 42 - 1 Jun 42)

(The brigade, and all three battalions, were captured on 1 Jun 42 and never reformed)
4th East Yorkshire Regiment
4th Green Howards
5th Green Howards
151 Infantry Brigade 6th Durham Light Infantry
8th Durham Light Infantry
9th Durham Light Infantry
168 Infantry Brigade
(From 27 Apr 43 - 10 Oct 43)
7th South Staffordshire Regiment
6th North Staffordshire Regiment
7th North Staffordshire Regiment
(until 14 Oct 42)
7th Norfolk Regiment
(From 14 Oct 42)
231 Infantry Brigade
(From 10 Oct 43)
This brigade did not see combat in the Mediterranean while attached to 50th Division.
26 May 40 - 28 May 40 Ypres-Comines Canal
26 May 42 - 21 Jun 42 Gazala
26 Jun 42 - 30 Jun 42 Mersa Matruh
1 Jul 42 - 27 Jul 42 Defence of Alamein Line
23 Oct 42 - 4 Nov 42 El Alamein
16 Mar 43 - 23 Mar 43 Mareth
6 Apr 43 - 7 Apr 43 Akarit
19 Apr 43 - 29 Apr 43 Enfidaville
9 Jul 43 - 12 Jul 43 Landing in Sicily

6 Jun 44

Normandy Landing

17 Sep 44 - 27 Sep 44 The Nederrijn

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50th Division 5 East Yorks 6 Green Howards 7 Green Howards 4 East Yorks 4 Green Howards 5 Green Howards 6 DLI 8 DLI 9DLI 7 S Staffords 6 N Staffords 7 N Staffords 7 Norfolk
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51st (Highland) Division

51st (Highland) Division was a first line Territorial Army division in September 1939; the original division went to France where all but the 154th Infantry Brigade were taken prisoner in June 1940.  In August of that year, the 9th (Highland) Division was rechristened 51st.  The "new" 51st Highland Division spent two years training in the UK, then moved to Egypt in August 1942, fighting in North Africa until the German surrender in Tunisia in May 1943.  The Division landed in Sicily in July 1943, and stayed there after the fall of the island.  In November 1943, the division returned to the UK, where it trained for the Invasion, and on 6 July 1944 returned to the Continent.  The Division fought in Northwest Europe until the cessation of hostilities in May 1945.

Composition June 1941 - November 1943 Major Battles
152 Infantry Brigade 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
5th Seaforth Highlanders
5th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
153 Infantry Brigade 5th Black Watch
1st Gordon Highlanders
5th/7th Gordon Highlanders
154 Infantry Brigade 1st Black Watch
7th Black Watch
(from 26 Sep 41)
7th/10th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
(until 30 Sep 42)
11th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
(until 22 Sep 41)
7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
23 Oct 42 - 4 Nov 42 El Alamein
16 Mar 43 - 23 Mar 43 Mareth
6 Apr 43 - 7 Apr 43 Akarit
19 Apr 43 - 29 Apr 43 Enfidaville
5 May 43 - 12 May 43 Tunis
9 Jul 43 - 12 Jul 43 Landing in Sicily
29 Jul 43 - 3 Aug 43 Adrano

18 Jul 44

-

23 Jul 44

Bourguebus Ridge

7 Aug 44 - 22 Aug 44 Falaise
8 Feb 45 - 10 Mar 45 The Rhineland
23 Mar 45 - 1 Apr 45 The Rhine

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51st Division 2 Seaforth 5 Seaforth 5 Camerons 5 BW 1 Gordons 5/7 Gordons 1 BW 7 BW 7 A & SH 7/10 A & SH 11 A & SH
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56th (London) Division

Originally known as the 1st (London) Division, this formation was a first line Territorial division at the outbreak of war.  With the reorganization as an infantry division in 1940, the Division was redesignated  56th (London) Division in November 1940.  The Division did not serve in France, remaining in the UK, and moving to the Middle East in November 1942, serving in Iraq and Palestine until moving to Egypt in March 1943 and thence forward to Libya, and the front, in April.  The division sat out the Sicily campaign and moved to Italy in September 1943, serving there until March 1944.  After being withdrawn to Egypt at the end of March, the Division returned to Italy in July 1944 and remained there until after VE Day.

Composition April 1943 - March 1944 Major Battles
167 (London) Infantry Brigade 8th Royal Fusiliers
9th Royal Fusiliers
7th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
168 (London) Infantry Brigade
(from 17 Oct 43)
1st London Scottish Regiment
1st London Irish Rifles
10th Royal Berkshire Regiment
(to 15 May 44)
1st Welch Regiment
(from 17 May 44)
169 (London) Infantry Brigade 2nd/5th Queen's Royal Regiment
2nd/6th Queen's Royal Regiment
2nd/7th Queen's Royal Regiment
201 Guards Infantry Brigade
(23 Jul 43 - 17 Oct 43)
3rd Coldstream Guards
6th Grenadier Guards
19 Apr 43 - 29 Apr 43 Enfidaville
5 May 43 - 12 May 43 Tunis
9 Sep 43 - 18 Sep 43 Salerno
22 Sep 43 - 1 Oct 43 Capture of Naples
12 Oct 43

-

15 Oct 43 Volturno Crossing

5 Nov 43

-

9 Dec 43

Monte Camino

17 Jan 44 - 31 Jan 44 Garigliano Crossing
22 Jan 44 - 22 May 44 Anzio

25 Aug 44

-

22 Sep 44

Gothic Line

3 Sep 44

-

15 Sep 44

Coriano

14 Sep 44

-

21 Sep 44

Rimini Line

2 Dec 44

-

13 Dec 44

Lamone Crossing

12 Apr 45 - 21 Apr 45 Argenta Gap

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78th Division

The 78th Division was formed in the UK in the summer of 1942 and arrived in North Africa in November.  The division saw action before the end of 1942, and after the close of the African campaign landed in Sicily on the 26th of July 1943.  The Division moved to Italy in September, where it served until August 1944.  The Division moved to Egypt from Italy, then in September 1944 moved back to Italy, entering Austria in May 1945, where it ended the war.

Composition November 1942 - August 1944 Major Battles
1 Infantry Brigade (Guards)
(until 15 Mar 43)
3rd Grenadier Guards
2nd Coldstream Guards
8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
(25 Dec 42 - 16 Feb 43)
3rd Welsh Guards
(from 3 Mar 43)
38 (Irish) Infantry Brigade
(from 15 Mar 43)
2nd London Irish Rifles
1st Royal Irish Fusiliers
6th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
(to 5 Aug 44)
2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
(from 26 Jul 44)
11 Infantry Brigade 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers
1st East Surrey Regiment
5th Northamptonshire Regiment
36 Infantry Brigade 6th Royal West Kent Regiment
5th Buffs
8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
(21 Aug 42 - 25 Dec 42)
(16 Feb 43 - 27 Feb 43)
(and from 24 Mar 43 )
 
1 Dec 42 - 10 Dec 42 Tebourba Gap
7 Apr 43 - 15 Apr 43 Oued Zarga
23 Apr 43 - 30 Apr 43 Medjez Plain
5 May 43 - 12 May 43 Tunis
20 Jul 43 - 2 Aug 43 Adrano
19 Nov 43 - 3 Dec 43 The Sangro
18 May 44 - 30 May 44 Liri Valley
11 May 44 - 18 May 44 Cassino II
20 Jun 44 - 30 Jun 44 Trasimene Line
17 Jul 44 - 10 Aug 44 Advance to Florence
9 Apr 45 - 12 Apr 45 The Senio
12 Apr 45 - 21 Apr 45 Argenta Gap

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ARMOURED DIVISIONS

Note - only the infantry (rifle) battalions of these divisions are listed.

First Armoured Division

Sixth Armoured Division

7th Armoured Division

In 1939, the Armoured Division (Egypt) was a Regular Division; it was redesignated the 7th Armoured Division in 1940.  The Division served in North Africa from September 1939 until September 1943, when it moved to Italy.   After three month's service there, the Division was withdrawn to the UK, and after a period of training landed in Normandy on 8 July 1944.  The Division remained in Northwest Europe until after the cessation of hostilities in May 1945.

Composition June 1941 - November 1943 Major Battles
4th Armoured Brigade
(until 25 Jun 42)
1st King's Royal Rifle Corps
(1 Feb 42 - 7 Jul 42)
(3 Aug 42 - 24 Dec 42)
9th Rifle Brigade
(18 Jul 42 - 3 Aug 42)
2nd King's Royal Rifle Corps
(24 Dec 42 - 21 May 43)
(and from 28 Sep 43)
7th Armoured Brigade
(until 27 Nov 41)
2nd Rifle Brigade
(16 Apr 41 - 30 Apr 41)
22nd Armoured Brigade
(4 Jun 42 - 31 Jul 42)
(and from 8 Sep 42)
1st Rifle Brigade (Motor)
(from 19 Jun 42)
7th Support Group
(6 Jun 41 - 27 Dec 41)
(19 Jan 42 - 8 Feb 42)
1st King's Royal Rifle Corps
(until 25 Nov 41)
2nd Rifle Brigade
(3 May 41 - 8 Feb 42)
7th Motor Brigade
(9 Feb 42 - 26 Jun 42)
(5 Jul 42 - 11 Sep 42)
2nd Rifle Brigade (Motor)
(9 Feb 42 - 1 Jul 43)
9th King's Royal Rifle Corps (Motor)
(17 Feb 42 - 24 Jul 42)
7th Rifle Brigade (Motor)
(11 Aug 42 - 1 Jul 43)
2nd King's Royal Rifle Corps (Motor)
(9 Feb 42 - 18 Dec 42)
131 Lorried Infantry Brigade
(1 Nov 42 - 3 Mar 44)
1st/5th Queen's Royal Regiment
1st/6th Queen's Royal Regiment
2nd Buffs
(until 7 Jul 44)
1st/7th Queen's Royal Regiment
(From 7 Jul 41)
8 Dec 40 - 11 Dec 40 Sidi Barrani
3 Jan 41 - 5 Jan 41 Bardia
21 Jan 41 - 22 Jan 41 Capture of Tobruk
5 Feb 41 - 8 Feb 41 Beda Fomm
18 Nov 41 - 10 Dec 41 Tobruk
1 Jul 42 - 27 Jul 42 Defence of Alamein Line
30 Aug 42 - 7 Sep 42 Alam el Halfa
23 Oct 42 - 4 Nov 42 El Alamein
6 Mar 43 Medenine
16 Mar 43 - 23 Mar 43 Mareth
6 Apr 43 - 7 Apr 43 Akarit
19 Apr 43 - 29 Apr 43 Enfidaville
5 May 43 - 12 May 43 Tunis
9 Sep 43 - 18 Sep 43 Salerno
22 Sep 43 - 1 Oct 43 Capture of Naples
12 Oct 43

-

15 Oct 43 Volturno Crossing

18 Jul 44

-

23 Jul 44

Bourguebus Ridge

17 Sep 44 - 27 Sep 44 The Nederrijn
23 Mar 45 - 1 Apr 45 The Rhine

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Jungle Green Uniforms

British soldiers in the Far East eventually came to be issued with light weight uniforms styled similarly to Battle Dress, called collectively Jungle Green.  These uniforms are presented for inclusion in the upcoming Pacific module for Combat Mission.  Save the files in the BMP folder of the Combat Mission program files, using only the four digits file names specified above each bitmap.

Infantry JG 5011 and 5014 Tank Crew JG 5036 and 5039 JG sleeve 5012 JG Trousers 5013
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