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#226 DiGilio

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 07:12 PM

Nice cover, I recently picked up a huge lot of mitchel pattern covers and I've been sorting through them and putting the ones written on aside, it's interesting to see the sentiments expressed on some of the covers... there's some with countdown of days til that soldier gets out of Nam, girls names, nicknames, names of places, FTA etc etc My absolute favorite is one with "Mortar Forker" written across the front... That ones a keeper....


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We have a graffiti helmet cover thread with some more stuff here: http://www.usmilitar...d...=46108&st=0

Where is the lot coming from? There was a guy who had gotten a large lot of covers which appeared straight from the USMC and lots had some interesting stuff writing on them. They appeared early-mid 60s used though and not VN.

I collect VN used graffiti covers (as you know, "graffiti" went on pre-VN, during VN in other parts of the world, and post-VN). Id love to see some pics of some and if you think about selling any, please PM me as if there is some connection to VN Id be super interested.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:51 AM

So I paged through the the tread and did not see this covered.

I Just picked up this type "A" Mitchell Cover and when I compared it to my other type "A", I noticed some construction differences.
Also the cloth material is different form the other covers I have. Is this just an early variant?

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Cover 1
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn76/robthecubehead/IMG_9935.jpg

Only one stitch visible on green side.
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn76/robthecubehead/IMG_9936.jpg

Pleats facing the same way
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn76/robthecubehead/IMG_9937.jpg


Cover 2 For comparison
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn76/robthecubehead/IMG_9938.jpg

Two rows of stitching visible on green side
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn76/robthecubehead/IMG_9939.jpg

Pleats facing opposite ways
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn76/robthecubehead/IMG_9940.jpg

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:49 AM

Thought I would add some of the lables and stamps on clearly dated early short flap Mitchell Pattern Helmet Covers.

USMC 1959:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:49 AM

1962:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:50 AM

1963:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:50 AM

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

USMC mosquito net cover used in Vietnam. Pictures are taken from "War Without Heroes" by David D. Duncan.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

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Is this a mosquito net cover ?

Does someone have pictures of frogskin camo covers worn in Vietnam ?

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:18 PM

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Marine with frogskin cover.
Picture taken from "War Vietnam !" published by Halstead Press, Sydney, Australia.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:21 PM

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Frogskin covers for the two Marines in the back.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

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Mosquito net cover for this Marine.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

Hey Andrei what are the dates (Year) on those last two? I notice theyre not wearing body armor.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:19 AM

I checked the loose mitchell covers I have here. I have a few more on helmets, so I didn't look at their stamps.

Contract no.: (DSA-1-)3839, Year: 1964, Shallow cut. I have 4 of these.

Contract no.: (DSA-1-)7005, Year: 1964-65, Shallow cut. I have 4 of these.

Contract no.: 7219, Year: 1964,65, Deep cut. I have 3 of these.

Contract no.: 8027, Year: 1964-65, Deep cut. I have 11 of these.

Contract no.: 8133, Year: 1965, Deep cut. I have 4 of these.

Contract no.: (DSA-1-)2157, Year: 1965-66, Shallow cut. I have 1 of these.

Contract no.: (DSA-1-)2188, Year: 1968, Shallow cut. I have 2 of these.

Contract no.: (DSA100-69-F)U992, Year: 1969, Deep cut. I have 5 of these.

Contract no.: (DSA100-70-C)8022, Year: 1970, Deep cut. I have 16 of these.

So with the exception of the 1968 2188 contract, the change-over between shallow- & deep cut seems to have been around 1965...

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:51 PM

Wouldn't that be the only year? All long flap contract covers seem to date to 1965..

The first clearly dated long flap is 1969 and every cover clearly dated beyond that is long flap. 1969 is the last year you'll find clearly dated short flap covers.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:11 AM

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VN marine (holding AK47) with USMC frogskin cover.




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