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    Hi gents, i need some information on medic insignia on M1 helmets of WW2, just recently i saw a dvd that clearly showed a number of medics attending a wounded GI ,there were the normal helmets marked with the white roundel and the red cross inside but there were a couple with a white square and the red cross , can anybody ID these type , im wondering if it denoted that the wearer was a Doctor or some form of other specialist, any help would be appreciated
    cheers Dave

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    i don't believe these type of Medic markings had any kind of special meaning just another way of painting Medic signs maybe by the guys that couldn't be bothered to attempt a circle as it was quicker & easier in the field to paint a square ???

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    Thanks Nick, its strange that ive never seen anything like it before, but seeing as there were two guys among the others that had these helmets i wondered if it had some signifigance

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    Ive seen a few Medic lids that weren't all done with a circle have a look here there's some good pic's of varying designs used WW2 US Medical Research Centre :: Photo Gallery - Medical Personnel

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    Thanks Nick, thats very helpful , thats exactly the type of info i needed, much obliged
    regards Dave

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    glad to help

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    hi dave recently there were some b/w original pics of medics during the italian campaign they all had this type of symbols,as opposed to the ETO circle and x type,i'll keep a look out for these pics,thanks dave.

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