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US Personnel sweep for mines in front of a damaged Sherman near Chartres France in August 1944

Chartres was liberated on August 18, 1944, by the U.S. 5th Infantry and 7th Armored Division belonging to the XX Corps of the U.S. 3rd Army

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41 minutes ago, doyler said:

US Personnel sweep for mines in front of a damaged Sherman near Chartres France in August 1944

Chartres was liberated on August 18, 1944, by the U.S. 5th Infantry and 7th Armored Division belonging to the XX Corps of the U.S. 3rd Army

LIFE Magazine Archives - Ralph Morse Photographer

 

 

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What is that thing on the front of the tank that the soldier is standing on?  Any idea what it is?

Mikie

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8 minutes ago, Dogsbody said:

That's a so called Culin hedgerow cutter. See following link for some background info.

 

http://www.missing-lynx.com/articles/usa/zaloga_culin_cutter.htm

 

 

 

 

 

I believe the original Culin hedgerow cutter was a more pronged affair:

 

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And since this thread is about helmets, the inventor in question

 

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6 hours ago, Dogsbody said:

I believe the original Culin hedgerow cutter was a more pronged affair:

 

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And since this thread is about helmets, the inventor in question

 

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Thanks, Rene! I probably would have recognised it in your picture, but the one in the earlier picture looks quite different. I'll check out the links tonight. 

Mikie

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On 4/19/2022 at 2:37 PM, doyler said:

US Personnel sweep for mines in front of a damaged Sherman near Chartres France in August 1944

Chartres was liberated on August 18, 1944, by the U.S. 5th Infantry and 7th Armored Division belonging to the XX Corps of the U.S. 3rd Army

LIFE Magazine Archives - Ralph Morse Photographer

 

 

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I like how a small mesh net is worn over the larger net by this GI! 

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Soldiers with the US 2nd Armored Division advance with captured Panzerfausts in the woods near Lemgo Germany - April 1945

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Soldiers with the US 2nd Armored Division advance with captured Panzerfausts in the woods near Lemgo Germany - April 1945

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W.W.2 pics of my dad in the navy with helmets, and my uncle in the army two pics of him as a guard & two pics of him waiting for new orders

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On 4/19/2022 at 3:52 PM, Dogsbody said:

I believe the original Culin hedgerow cutter was a more pronged affair:

 

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And since this thread is about helmets, the inventor in question

 

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The scrim, I always wondered when I see this photo, what, glued on????

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B26 Marauder pilot Lt Ralph N Phillips of Kansas City returns to base on 8th February 1945 after hitting V1 and V2 sites - note the Mission markings on his M1 helmet. (from Richard King post on FB) 

 

 

 

 

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Tanker helmet in Action Cassino area Italy 1943, Major. Andrew R. Cheek  C.O. of 760th Tank Battalion in his Command Tank. he's passing one of his Tanks that has been destroyed  little earlier.

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T-3 Joseph A Tomaszewski from Connecticut. He served in the Forward Echelon of the 143rd Armored Signal Company, 3rd Armored Division. This photo was taken in Stolberg, Germany. March 1945. Very proud to have Joe's Ike jacket. 

 

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40 minutes ago, T1gertank519 said:

T-3 Joseph A Tomaszewski from Connecticut. He served in the Forward Echelon of the 143rd Armored Signal Company, 3rd Armored Division. This photo was taken in Stolberg, Germany. March 1945. Very proud to have Joe's Ike jacket. 

 

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MP’s with the US 518th Military Police Battalion perform traffic control and other duties in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany - April 1945

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MP’s with the US 518th Military Police Battalion perform traffic control and other duties in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany - April 1945

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MP’s with the US 518th Military Police Battalion perform traffic control and other duties in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany - April 1945

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MP’s with the US 518th Military Police Battalion perform traffic control and other duties in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany - April 1945

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MP’s with the US 518th Military Police Battalion perform traffic control and other duties in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany - April 1945

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mikie
6 hours ago, doyler said:

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Yet another interesting picture. Is there any caption or info about it? 

Mikie

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doyler
18 hours ago, mikie said:

Yet another interesting picture. Is there any caption or info about it? 

Mikie

 

havent found anything. Just related to the Italian Campaign

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