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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:43 AM

While there are many books available dealing with the subject of combat helmets on a world wide basis, there are relatively few written about U.S. helmets. So, below are some of the reference books written specifically about U.S. combat helmets. By posting these, I'm hoping to give everyone a one stop guide to U.S. helmet collecting reference books. If you have more books to add, please place them here. We are extremely fortunate to have several authors of these books on the USMF. So where appropriate, I have added their forum identification next to their name.

So, first up is the book: Steel Pots by Chris Armold

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:44 AM

Painted Steel(Steel Pots Vol 2) by Chris Armold

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:47 AM

M1 Helmets Of WWII; Collectors Guide by Cesar Maximiano(ccmax) and Michael Spivey(Theorywolf)

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:48 AM

M-1 Helmet Of The WW2 US GI by Pieter Oosterman(M-1Helmet.com)

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:52 AM

Helmets Of The ETO by Regis Giard(Hill 84) and Frederic Blais(tweedie)

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:53 AM

The M-1 Helmet by Mark A. Reynosa

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:59 AM

Post WWII M-1 Helmets: An Illustrated Study by Mark Reynosa

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 08:08 AM

US Combat Helmets Of The 20th Century by Mark Reynosa

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 08:09 AM

(PASGT) Helmet by Mark Reynosa

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:18 AM

Don't forget Bashford Dean's contemporary work on helmets.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 04:57 AM

Just recently released and an excellent one to add to the reference library for Airborne helmet collectors:
American Paratrooper Helmets by Michel DeTrez

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:36 AM

Please feel free to add any books I may have missed here but, please remember that this is meant to be a reference only. We do have a book report section on the forum so, if anyone wants to do a review of any of these books, please do it there: http://www.usmilitar...hp?showforum=99

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:58 PM

Pieter Oostermans 2d edition promises to be better than the first. Is that even possible?

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 02:22 PM

The Story of the New American Helmet - by Daniel L Wells.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:09 AM

While not a book completely about helmets, Heroes In Our Midst by Jack Angolia & Jake Powers, has enough great Airborne helmet information in it to make it worth having as another resource for your helmet reference library.
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:09 PM

Here are two that can be hard to find

 

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:09 PM

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:56 AM

I've been hearing it in the winds, that there are some new books dealing with U.S. helmet on their way in the next year. Stay tuned.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:04 PM

Maybe the forum could create a book , so much knowledge and great helmets on here.

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:15 AM

This new headgear book, A Gallery of Military Headdress by Peter Suciu and Stuart Bates is another nice resource. While it covers international military helmets, there is an entire section devoted to U.S. experimental helmets along with another section detailing the American Pickelhaub and horsehair plume helmets. The American Field Service Adrian is also featured.20190226_114320.jpg


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