Soldier's Duffle Bag - Military Information HQ
Bag, Duffle. Bag, Duffle The duffle bag has been a common item of issue for U.S. soldiers since 1943, during World War II. Before that time, the drawstring closure barracks bag was used as the repository for items of clothing and equipment to be carried by the soldier or shipped ahead to meet him at a destination. The larger and sturdier Duffle Bag was a definite improvement over the former bags.