I”m with Gaz. Piccies tell the story and are the best guide if you’re going for a realistic look. I’ve noticed there is a difference between travel dress and combat dress, as far as stowage goes in WW2. I was told by an old tanker once: “The less crap you have tied to ya when the shooting starts, the less likely you are to catch fire. But never lose the beer.”
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."