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#1 abqpropguy

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:32 PM

Today’s photo find! 3 soldiers wearing helmets with camo paint - two with nets!

WWII? Korea.....or Vietnam?

I would love to have one of those helmets in my collection!!!


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:50 PM

Look at the shovel. I am going with WW2 Pacific theater. Your photo has great content, not staged. I know Korea could be a contender, but not Vietnam.


Edited by P-59A, 06 March 2018 - 04:54 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:50 PM

M1910 shovel and M3 knife make it WW2 in my opinion.



#4 abqpropguy

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 05:22 PM

I have looked this photo over a few times and never even saw the shovel.....took a few more times after you guys mentioned it!!!


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 05:49 PM

I would say Battle of Eniwetok I believe - 7th Infantry Division.  Here is a link from this forum

 

http://www.usmilitar...e-helmet-photo/

 

If you do a quick Google search on Eniwetok/Kwajalein WWII battles some other photos come up with the same helmet schemes.  

 

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 05:52 PM

A couple topics on these. Go through it, they're good reads. with great photos.

 

http://www.usmilitar...e-helmet-photo/

 

http://www.usmilitar...fication-panel/



#7 mjerickson

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 11:31 PM

Is the front man wearing a BAR belt?? Rear man holding a carbine with no bayonet lug?



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 02:45 AM

Looks to be from this book

 

https://www.abebooks...r/5107997580/bd



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 03:48 AM

Nets look like they could be Japanese.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:23 AM

The first man with back to camera looks to be cradling a Garand in his lap.You can see a bayonet attached and also hes wearing a cartridge belt.

I thought the helmet nets were Japanese also.

#11 abqpropguy

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:32 AM

Looks to be from this book
 
https://www.abebooks...r/5107997580/bd


Now we know the name of the soldier in the middle!!!

Thanks 63 RECON!!!

#12 abqpropguy

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:33 AM

Front and back of the photo.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:43 AM

Her are some screen shots of Major Doyle’s memorial


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:43 PM

The soldier with the M3 has it stuck in his leggings.

 

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