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Helmets in Use - WW2 Era Armor and WW2 M1 Steel Helmet


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21 hours ago, Dogsbody said:

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Hi Rene,

Do you have any info on this photo?  As I'm sure I've mentioned before, I have my Dad's M1917A1 that he sent home when he was issued an M1.  That is Dad in my profile picture wearing the helmet.  I've been trying for years to find out when his unit switched helmets.  I seem to recall him saying it was after they arrived in Hawaii in early 1942.  I know that they were issued a lot of new equipment in the States before shipping over, but can't find reference to helmets.  It certainly didn't happen as in this photo in his case.

 

Mikie   

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On 3/8/2022 at 5:27 PM, mikie said:

Hi Rene,

Do you have any info on this photo?  As I'm sure I've mentioned before, I have my Dad's M1917A1 that he sent home when he was issued an M1.  That is Dad in my profile picture wearing the helmet.  I've been trying for years to find out when his unit switched helmets.  I seem to recall him saying it was after they arrived in Hawaii in early 1942.  I know that they were issued a lot of new equipment in the States before shipping over, but can't find reference to helmets.  It certainly didn't happen as in this photo in his case.

 

Mikie   

Hi Mikie, unfortunately I don't have any further info about this photo but I agree that it looks somewhat 'staged'. 

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Here are a couple of pictures featuring M1 helmets my Dad took during the battle of Okinawa, 1945.  He bought the camera at a police sale of confiscated items taken from Japanese internees. He said he sent many rolls of film back to the folks at home, but this is the only roll that got back to them.  So the original prints of these blurry old shots are some of my prize possessions.   Sorry the quality is so bad. 

Mikie

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US Soldiers utilize a captured German MG 151/20 Drilling Anti-Aircraft Gun at the Bridgehead in Remagen Germany - March 1945

The German MG 151/20 Drilling combined three MG 151 20mm cannons into one gun mount.
The MG 151/20 was a German 20mm aircraft-mounted autocannon produced by Waffenfabrik Mauser, as the Luftwaffe transitioned to 30mm cannons later in WW2, extra MG 151’s were made available for Anti-Aircraft gun mounts.

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US M3 Lee Medium Tank Crewmen during maneuvers at Perham Downs, England - Late 1942

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US M3 Lee Medium Tank Crewmen during maneuvers at Perham Downs, England - Late 1942
M1917 Colt revolver can be seen in use. Also grey rubber framed polaroid goggles.
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On 2/15/2022 at 11:34 PM, patches said:

That GI on the bottom left in the Tanker Helmet, what is he wearing, looks like a Flight suit of some kind.

Here's another two Tankers, the Radio Operator/Hull Machine Gunner and either the Gunner or Loader wearing a similar Fur Collared affairs. 7th Armd Div in 45, a Captain is driving the Tank, the Company Commander???

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Ludendorff Bridge before its collapse in Remagen Germany - March 1945

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Ludendorff Bridge before its collapse in Remagen Germany - March 1945

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Pontoon Bridge across the Rhine near Remagen Germany - March 1945

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US Army vehicles in Remagen Germany - March 1945

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US Soldiers in a Jeep with a  M1917 water-cooled MG in Ohrdruf Germany - April 1945

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14 hours ago, doyler said:

Happiness is....... 

 

 

 

 

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.......scoring a great haul at the local gun show. 😉

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An intriguing one, subject is in British Battledress, in British Web Gear, is armed with a British Bren Gun but is wearing a U.S. Steel Helmet, a Belgian Soldier in late 1944????

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On 3/22/2022 at 1:23 AM, patches said:

An intriguing one, subject is in British Battledress, in British Web Gear, is armed with a British Bren Gun but is wearing a U.S. Steel Helmet, a Belgian Soldier in late 1944????

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The background doesn't really fit but couldn't this picture be from Korean war? There is a reference pic on Wikipedia of a Luxembourgish soldier (they served with the Belgian contingent) with a similar combination - but I am far out of my comfort zone here

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US Army MP inspects a half track in the area of Surbourg and Val-de-Moder in Grand Est, France - March 1945


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US Army MP inspects a truck in the area of Surbourg and Val-de-Moder in Grand Est, France - March 19 1945

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US Army MP inspects a truck  in the area of Surbourg and Val-de-Moder in Grand Est, France - March 1945


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US Army MP inspects a civilian in the area of Surbourg and Val-de-Moder in Grand Est, France - March 1945
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55 minutes ago, doyler said:

US Army MP inspects a truck  in the area of Surbourg and Val-de-Moder in Grand Est, France - March 1945


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M3A1 scout car still in US use, supposedly gotten rid of in 43

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US Army MP along with a French Gendarmerie inspect a civilian vehicle in the area of Surbourg and Val-de-Moder in Grand Est, France - March 1945

 

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