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Article about: hi guys ,ive owned this ww2 mccord for a number of years but my question relates to the silk parachute cover i fitted a while back ,im wondering which theater of war it might of been used an

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    hi guys ,ive owned this ww2 mccord for a number of years but my question relates to the silk parachute cover i fitted a while back ,im wondering which theater of war it might of been used and was it a common thing amongst G I's to do using chute material in this way ive also heard this material pattern was used post war even up till the vietnam war if thats true i dont know,any info would be great oh and please ignore the post war netting thanks in advance james Click image for larger version. 

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    I've read that it was a regular thing for the paras to use 'chute silk as a helmet cover in ww2, and that the legs would try to use it if they could find it. Now I just wish I could remember where I read that.
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    This would have been used in the European theater. These were used by paras but infantry men could also wear these. I think they wore these up into the korean war

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    Plenty of footage floating around of enterprising GI's using pieces of a parachute as a camo cover.

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    There were some of these covers that were made by the german postwar also that have an elastic band in them

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    many thanks guys for you help ,much appreciated

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    Did you know that even the Germans used them?

    Now this is what I call photographic evidence, to back my claim..


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    now that is a superb photo kenbent i can only wonder to where the soldier found it ,thanks for sharing ,james

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