Camouflage Helmet Liner - The rest of the story


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Interesting fact about the Westinghouse Jungle Liner,

In 1942 the Quartermaster (QMC) contracted with Westinghouse to paint a special camouflage pattern over the olive drab green of their existing liner inventory. Westinghouse devised a stencil process which allowed them to over paint greens and brown in a uniform looking pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The contract for these liners was terminated in the Spring of 1944 when the QMC decided to pursue another direction for camouflaging the M-1 helmet. At the time of cancellation Westinghouse had 300,000 finished Jungle Liners remaining in inventory ready to ship out. Can you guess what they did boys and girls?

They repainted them!

 

 

 

Yes J.T. I am serious,

For reasons unknown, Westinghouse put all 300,000 back through their paint conveyor for a fresh new over paint of olive drab green.

 

 

  How many times must I say this?

  Not for reasons unknown.

  I told you.

  We repainted them on company orders!!

 

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4 comments


  • FRANK W SOCCI

    Love to see a detailed picture of what the pattern looked like so I could do a recreation.


  • nick barba jr.

    you learn something new every day. thanks


  • Skullring

    I didn’t know that they repainted them over with olive again. Thanks, ~S.


  • Mary Murray

    I like these! Short ’n sweet.


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