Jump to content


Photo

M1 Medic helmets in wear


  • Please log in to reply
126 replies to this topic

#51 Bugme

Bugme

    ADMINISTRATOR

  • Administrators
    • Member ID: 1,726
  • 15,116 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Marsaxlokk, Malta & Wisconsin Shoreline

Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:20 PM

Navy Corpsman ETO(Normandy)

Attached Images

  • Normandy_Corpsman1.jpg


#52 Bugme

Bugme

    ADMINISTRATOR

  • Administrators
    • Member ID: 1,726
  • 15,116 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Marsaxlokk, Malta & Wisconsin Shoreline

Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:21 PM

Navy Corpsman PTO

Attached Images

  • doc7.jpg


#53 Bugme

Bugme

    ADMINISTRATOR

  • Administrators
    • Member ID: 1,726
  • 15,116 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Marsaxlokk, Malta & Wisconsin Shoreline

Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:23 PM

Caring for the enemy...

Attached Images

  • germanCar.jpg


#54 Bugme

Bugme

    ADMINISTRATOR

  • Administrators
    • Member ID: 1,726
  • 15,116 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Marsaxlokk, Malta & Wisconsin Shoreline

Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:27 PM

*Now, I know that there are many militaria historical experts out there who swear up and down that any vet they ever spoke with never saw a marked helmet worn by a medic but, I think the photographic evidence is that medics, in overwhelmingly large numbers, indeed marked their helmets. More to come...

#55 boyt44

boyt44
  • Members
    • Member ID: 9,317
  • 383 posts

Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:53 PM

Here's one I have posted in various vehicle threads:

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/jeep442007/dodgecab1.jpg

#56 ClaptonIsGod

ClaptonIsGod
  • Members
    • Member ID: 4,251
  • 2,548 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Northeast

Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:57 PM

LOL... are they trying to pick it up? How'd that happen? :lol:

#57 BEAST

BEAST
  • Members
    • Member ID: 203
  • 10,169 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:INDIANA

Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:00 PM

*Now, I know that there are many militaria historical experts out there who swear up and down that any vet they ever spoke with never saw a marked helmet worn by a medic but, I think the photographic evidence is that medics, in overwhelmingly large numbers, indeed marked their helmets. More to come...



It would be interesting to see a timeline developed showing helmets by theater and by month/year. Maybe as they went later in the war, the helmets lost their markings?

#58 Bugme

Bugme

    ADMINISTRATOR

  • Administrators
    • Member ID: 1,726
  • 15,116 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Marsaxlokk, Malta & Wisconsin Shoreline

Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:16 PM

...Maybe as they went later in the war, the helmets lost their markings?

Here's a late one: Airborne Medic, Operation Varsity March 1945

Attached Images

  • medic_7.JPG


#59 Bugme

Bugme

    ADMINISTRATOR

  • Administrators
    • Member ID: 1,726
  • 15,116 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Marsaxlokk, Malta & Wisconsin Shoreline

Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:18 PM

10th Mountain Medics in Italy

Attached Images

  • italy_10md_apennines_375.jpg


#60 Bugme

Bugme

    ADMINISTRATOR

  • Administrators
    • Member ID: 1,726
  • 15,116 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Marsaxlokk, Malta & Wisconsin Shoreline

Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:22 PM

Even a medic had to eat

Attached Images

  • gi_chow.JPG


#61 ccmax

ccmax
  • Members
    • Member ID: 19
  • 2,161 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:São Paulo

Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:40 PM

*Now, I know that there are many militaria historical experts out there who swear up and down that any vet they ever spoke with never saw a marked helmet worn by a medic but, I think the photographic evidence is that medics, in overwhelmingly large numbers, indeed marked their helmets. More to come...


Larger medical markings seem to be more common towards the end of the war. How many men were there in each medical battalion attached to a division? 400? 500? Add the medics in the infantry battalions and in the artillery and engineer units, plus the rear area echelons were the field and other hospitals were located. Easily, there may have been some 700 men who qualified as medical personnel (to use a broad term) in each infantry division. Again, how many divisions did the US Army have in the field? Helmets with medical markings may actually have been the most common to see use in the field. Of course this does not mean they are common nowadays, but by no means impossible to find.

#62 ccmax

ccmax
  • Members
    • Member ID: 19
  • 2,161 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:São Paulo

Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:48 PM

It would be interesting to see a timeline developed showing helmets by theater and by month/year. Maybe as they went later in the war, the helmets lost their markings?


From the pics it seems like it's the other way around, the closer to the end of the war the more common the medical markings appear to have been. I agree it's a great idea if we manage to establish a time line.

#63 ccmax

ccmax
  • Members
    • Member ID: 19
  • 2,161 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:São Paulo

Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:51 PM

One more. From the Brazilian replacement training center located in Livorno.

Attached Images

  • CPFE0123_JPG.jpg


#64 boyt44

boyt44
  • Members
    • Member ID: 9,317
  • 383 posts

Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:29 PM

LOL... are they trying to pick it up? How'd that happen? :lol:




according to the caption on the back, a German artillery attack blew that Dodge over like that. If you look closely,you'll see those medics are taking a tire off-maybe some of the other trucks got a flat in the same attack.

#65 Cottonbalers

Cottonbalers
  • Members
    • Member ID: 9,503
  • 102 posts
  • Location:France

Posted 08 February 2010 - 03:02 AM

Hi,
Medic 45th IDUS - Anzio april 1944 -
Posted Image

#66 dogface44

dogface44
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,686
  • 802 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:ETO

Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:54 PM

Hello,
It might be a good idea to post-it/stick/glue this topic (as well as ccmax's latest thread about camo helmets).
Kind regards, Gilles

Normandy.
Posted Image

#67 GITom1944

GITom1944
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,064
  • 1,092 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Connecticut

Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:31 PM

Litter bearers of 410th Inf regt., 103rd div., bring wounded soldier through the woods near Gumbrechtshoffen, France 3/16/45

Attached Images

  • 111_SC_202715.JPG


#68 GITom1944

GITom1944
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,064
  • 1,092 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Connecticut

Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:33 PM

August 3, 1944: A 4 year old French boy was wounded by German shrapnel. He has received aid & is now on his way to an American hospital.

Attached Images

  • 111_SC_332522.JPG


#69 GITom1944

GITom1944
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,064
  • 1,092 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Connecticut

Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:35 PM

100th Division arrived with medics helmets prominently marked but found they gave away the posits of their units. The medic on the left has toned down his helmet markings. La Salle area France, November 3, 1944

Attached Images

  • SC_196161.JPG


#70 GITom1944

GITom1944
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,064
  • 1,092 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Connecticut

Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:45 PM

St. Lo front, July 21, 1944, Commanding Officer of an Infantry Company, Cpt John L. Strader, is removed by medics so his leg wounds can be treated. 35th Division

Attached Images

  • SC_191723.JPG


#71 GITom1944

GITom1944
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,064
  • 1,092 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Connecticut

Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:51 PM

An ammunition bearer of the 28th Division, 110th Infantry Regt., hit by gunfire in Courson is placed on a litter by medics, August 3, 1944

Attached Images

  • SC_192392.JPG


#72 GITom1944

GITom1944
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,064
  • 1,092 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Connecticut

Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:00 PM

Medics treat a soldier with a leg wound near Metz, 5th Division.September 8, 1944

Attached Images

  • SC_193775.JPG


#73 GITom1944

GITom1944
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,064
  • 1,092 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Connecticut

Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:02 PM

A yank medic treats a wounded german prisoner in Framieries, Belgium. 9-2-44, 3rd Armored Div

Attached Images

  • SC_193717.JPG


#74 GITom1944

GITom1944
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,064
  • 1,092 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Connecticut

Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:11 PM

Sgt. DeWitt Blunt aids a wounded german; 8-7-44; Near Coudray

Attached Images

  • SC_192565.JPG


#75 GITom1944

GITom1944
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,064
  • 1,092 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Connecticut

Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:14 PM

Wounded german prisonbers treated by medics of an Infantry Division near St. Malo 8-7-44, 330th rgt, 83rd Division

Attached Images

  • SC_192524.JPG



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users