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Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 15 in; 35.56 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Cover, helmet
Other Terms:
Hood, Helmet; Cover, helmet; Man; Marine Corps; Camouflage
Date made:
1942
Associated date:
1941 - 1945
Description:
Physical Description
First pattern herringbone twill over M1 helmet.
General History
The first pattern herringbone twill helmet cover was developed as a way to camouflage the M1 helmet without adding much weight. The cover slipped over the helmet and flaps tucked inside the steel shell. The cover was two-sided and reversible. One side was a four-color pattern of greens and browns and the other was three -color tans and brown. It was designed for an amphibious assault with the brown side in use when hitting a beach and the green side for jungle operations.
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ID Number:
ZZ.RSN81522W04
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Exhibition:
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-a312-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_456474