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WW2 Black Helmet


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27Division18

This WW2 front seam helmet is painted black, as is its liner. Does anyone know why this may have bene done? Was its the practice for a certain branch of the US military in WW2, or after? Thanks

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Burning Hazard

I vaguely recall a veteran mentioning they painted their M1's black for night jumps.

 

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The Rooster

Here is a link that may help.

 

Mentions Black Paint. Painted Black for night patrols in Korea.

 

 

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British homefront helmets were often painted black as well. Not sure about the significance though or any possible links with what you have. 

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