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While there are many books available dealing with the subject of combat helmets on a world wide basis, there are relatively few written about U.S. helmets. So, below are some of the reference books written specifically about U.S. combat helmets. By posting these, I'm hoping to give everyone a one stop guide to U.S. helmet collecting reference books. If you have more books to add, please place them here. We are extremely fortunate to have several authors of these books on the USMF. So where appropriate, I have added their forum identification next to their name.

 

So, first up is the book: Steel Pots by Chris Armold

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Painted Steel(Steel Pots Vol 2) by Chris Armold

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M1 Helmets Of WWII; Collectors Guide by Cesar Maximiano(ccmax) and Michael Spivey(Theorywolf)

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M-1 Helmet Of The WW2 US GI by Pieter Oosterman(M-1Helmet.com)

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Helmets Of The ETO by Regis Giard(Hill 84) and Frederic Blais(tweedie)

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Post WWII M-1 Helmets: An Illustrated Study by Mark Reynosa

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US Combat Helmets Of The 20th Century by Mark Reynosa

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Just recently released and an excellent one to add to the reference library for Airborne helmet collectors:

American Paratrooper Helmets by Michel DeTrez

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Please feel free to add any books I may have missed here but, please remember that this is meant to be a reference only. We do have a book report section on the forum so, if anyone wants to do a review of any of these books, please do it there: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...hp?showforum=99

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Pieter Oostermans 2d edition promises to be better than the first. Is that even possible?

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Looking for for 37th Division

VietNam and earlier Special Forces &

USS Hemminger DE 746 items

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While not a book completely about helmets, Heroes In Our Midst by Jack Angolia & Jake Powers, has enough great Airborne helmet information in it to make it worth having as another resource for your helmet reference library.
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I've been hearing it in the winds, that there are some new books dealing with U.S. helmet on their way in the next year. Stay tuned.

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This new headgear book, A Gallery of Military Headdress by Peter Suciu and Stuart Bates is another nice resource. While it covers international military helmets, there is an entire section devoted to U.S. experimental helmets along with another section detailing the American Pickelhaub and horsehair plume helmets. The American Field Service Adrian is also featured.20190226_114320.jpg

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