There's been extensive debate, albiet one side about them in the ETO on my group website. There were around 2,500 of them in the ETO which is nothing. There is a few images of them in the hands of shiny MP's posing for photographs but no data on them being used outside the Military police. The PTO is a completely different matter, and these are suitable as PTO Army infantry so this isn't an ETO plastic set, it's a plastic set that covers ALL American theatres up until the issue of the M43 uniform sets. There's two sets of packs with the kit, one with M1910 T-handle shovels fitted and one set without and a loose M-1943 shovel for the belts for early and late war/theatre specifics (Africa and Italy never got M-1943 shovels, despite what a certain 15mm company will argue).