American infantry uniforms & improvised camouflage

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American infantry uniforms & improvised camouflage

Post by Schmisse » 10 Jan 2020 22:07

Hello AHF -

Can anyone comment on whether American infantry of any armed service leveraged improvised camouflage in the similar methods seen in German and British infantry? I'm referring mostly to the use of camouflage netting and foliage on helmets to conceal shape and silhouette. Was this common for American units?

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Re: American infantry uniforms & improvised camouflage

Post by OpanaPointer » 10 Jan 2020 22:11

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Re: American infantry uniforms & improvised camouflage

Post by LineDoggie » 12 Jan 2020 00:59

Schmisse wrote:
10 Jan 2020 22:07
Hello AHF -

Can anyone comment on whether American infantry of any armed service leveraged improvised camouflage in the similar methods seen in German and British infantry? I'm referring mostly to the use of camouflage netting and foliage on helmets to conceal shape and silhouette. Was this common for American units?
Several US units in ETO used burlap and foliage garnish on helmets

2nd Armored division in Normandy
https://i.postimg.cc/638NgBvq/th.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/MHjqMz6N/p-1.jpg

30th Infantry division in Normandy
101st Airborne Division


there is an image of Sgt Curtis Culin with burlap glued to his M1 helmet
https://i.postimg.cc/638NgBvq/th.jpg
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Re: American infantry uniforms & improvised camouflage

Post by Schmisse » 13 Jan 2020 21:55

Thanks @LineDoggie

Those images are great reference! Was this commonplace pre-1944 in other theatres?

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