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Finally came across another one of these helmets, this time in good condition outside of some corrosion on the washers. Missing a sweatband and nape strap but you don't see that sitting on a shelf. I'm thinking this one is probably an earlier one considering the liner still has it's original WWII paint

 

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I found these photos on gunboards.com.

 

5th ID, Yakima Firing Range, 1962.

 

Credit to "nealbullington"

 

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3 hours ago, gunguy45 said:

I found these photos on gunboards.com.

 

5th ID, Yakima Firing Range, 1962.

 

Credit to "nealbullington"

 

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 Drove one of those 3/4 tons on that range about 10 years later. 286th Engr Co. WARNG

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Members of the 48th Infantry Division (National Guard) after completing their summer training. Article is from august 7th 1949

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From the 50s, Camp Attebury Indiana I believe, they appear to be wearing M1947 Khaki shirts dyed in a Drab Color, maybe a Dark Green.

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The official Aggressor uniform was a darker kelly green with red collar tabs, but mixed US uniforms were also used to distinguish the aggressor from friendly forces. We had the infamous 44th Motorized Rifle Regiment of the 25th Fusilier Division as the aggressor force along the TVD during Ranger school in the 1970's. The dreaded circle trigon was their symbol.

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I don't recall when the "Aggressor" name for the enemy changed to "OPFOR" or opposing force but I think it was in the 1980's. I suppose Aggressor was too mean a title. Here are a few Opfor insignia I managed to save. My interest was in the Opfor parachute badges, but we used other insignia as available. The circle Trigon was traded in for the red five pointed star. I don't recall the origin of the bear jump wings on a British looking background. I don't know if any of these are still in use.

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Aggressors with Harry S at Fort Bragg in 1949, troops probably of the 82nd, not sure. The one has his Helmet with a bit of Camo streaks painted on, they all wear a wild collection of GI insignia for the Foreign look on their no doubt dyed uniform items,. multiple LT Bars on the one guy's Cap, inverted Silver/White Sarge stripes on the other etc etc.

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On 4/30/2022 at 8:29 AM, Salvage Sailor said:

Period photos, Island Assault Exercise MIKI late 1949 in the Hawaiian Islands

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MIKI (loosely translated) is the Hawaiian word for Readiness and E HELE KAUA means "Let's Go"

 

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AGGRESSOR FORCES

OPERATION MIKI, 1949 INVASION OF OAHU

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Two shots of the Aggressor Helmets worn on T.V., its an episode of My Three Sons LOL.

 

Airdate February 10 1968

Yes Robbie Douglas (Don Grady) is in the Army Reserves in California, and is on maneuvers with his unit, unit of course never mentioned. The Combs are oversized we see, probably done by wardrobe or one of those Hollywood costume/uniform places out there. Don Grady interestingly enough was in the Army Reserves in California in real life for a few years, starting in 1962, 1963??? 63rd Infantry Division in Los Angeles???

 

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