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M1917-A1 Helmet Camo Cover - Early WWII (PART 2)

Started by gunbarrel , Aug 02 2010 06:32 PM

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#1 gunbarrel

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:32 PM

On this topic I showed an early WWII photo of a M-1917-A1 helmet with camo cover:

http://www.usmilitar...showtopic=78895

Most members agreed that it was not painted-on camo. I think this new picture will clear any doubts that it was a camo cover.

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#2 gunbarrel

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:33 PM

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:50 PM

On this topic I showed an early WWII photo of a M-1917-A1 helmet with camo cover:

http://www.usmilitar...showtopic=78895

Most members agreed that it was not painted-on camo. I think this new picture will clear any doubts that it was a camo cover.

Early_WWII_Camo_Outfit___A.jpg


Hi GB, great photograph, love all these early ones showing uniform ideas that didn't come to fruition or standardised for use.

I have tried to enlarge the area around the top opening button to see whats on there, best I can get it to is central indented button with possiblity of laurel surrounds and stars at the bottom, I was trying to see if it could be seen as U.S. Marines.

Cheers Lewis


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 01:23 AM

thats a pretty coll pic wonder how long it will take before they start turning up on ebay :rolleyes:

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 04:02 AM

What makes this even more interesting is that by August 1942 ( the date on the back of the picture) the M1 helmet was in full circulation...this is a very cool picture! I would love to see one of those covers pop up somewhere for my collection! Rare does not even fully describe what that would be!

Great post!


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