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New file at the Repository: US Helmet Camo Cover (2) (2012-04-16)

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In 1944, the U.S. Army briefly employed the two-piece M1942 herringbone twill camouflage uniform, worn by elements of the 2nd Armored Division, including the 30th Infantry Division and 17th Engineer Battalion.

The generally accepted story is that the uniform was quickly discontinued in early July after GIs were mistaken for camouflaged Germans and fired upon by their own troops, sometimes with tragic results.

However, there is photographic evidence of the uniform being worn well into the later stages of summer.


Seemingly, no helmet cover tho'!

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