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    Registered member cricketchris1944's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
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    Default M1 helmet for cooking Normandy.

    I got this from a farmer in Normandy.The story is during ww2 there was a camp of American soldiers in one of his field and they use the helmet has a cooking pot on a coleman stove.

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    Hi Chris.

    This is one story from a French farmer that I would believe, for the simple reason that there are published photos of US troops using their tin-lids for just that! Can I find one in my references at present..............can I hell!!

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    Ian D

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    Quote by jimpy View Post
    Hi Chris.

    This is one story from a French farmer that I would believe, for the simple reason that there are published photos of US troops using their tin-lids for just that! Can I find one in my references at present..............can I hell!!

    Regards etc

    Ian D

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    If you know where there is some of those pictures that would be great I could have it next to the helmets.
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    Will have a look through my books over the next couple of days Chris and see what I can come up with mate, even if its only another reference for you to chase after!

    Regards etc

    Ian D

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    Quote by jimpy View Post
    Will have a look through my books over the next couple of days Chris and see what I can come up with mate, even if its only another reference for you to chase after!

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    Thank you.That would be great.
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    Default Re: M1 helmet for cooking Normandy.

    Troopers of D/517 Southern France, August 1944

    using helmets as pots hanging on a stick over camp fire
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    Troopers of D/517 Southern France, August 1944

    using helmets as pots hanging on a stick over camp fire
    Nice picture,The 517 is a very interresting unit.thank you.
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    Thanks for posting the pic BG. I was still having problems finding any pic's in my references.

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    Ian D

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    Quote by jimpy View Post
    Thanks for posting the pic BG. I was still having problems finding any pic's in my references.

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    Ian D
    I am sure You will find some.But If you could the one with the coleman stove.
    I guess I am going to have to buy one.
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    That is a novel story, but I hope you were not charged extra for the damage.
    I suspect that someone tried to gas-weld something to the top of that helmet and failed.
    The paint burn pattern and melted metal are more consistent with an oxy-acetylene torch. It's not likely that a coleman stove would get the steel hot enough to melt , let alone not leaving scorch and soot marks rising up from the crown of the helmet.

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