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Old 06-04-2019, 11:51 PM   #1
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I have two snow camo helmets. All indications are that these were picked up on Attu.

They match the same white paint as two other helmets with known provenance from that battle. They also have the same olive brown paint as three other helmets I have with Attu provenance. A relic snow camo was recently found on Attu.

Much of the middle and upper elevations of the island were snow covered when the battle started in May 1943.

Here is a period press photo showing the Battle of Attu.

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I recently got this one, thanks to help and a trade with Striking 9th Scott! A battle damaged helmet, dated 1942, with underlying brown paint and green paint under that, also inside the dome. I believe the surname is "Yamaga". There were a few soldiers with that surname on Attu.

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Old 06-04-2019, 11:55 PM   #3
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New Attu 4.jpg

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Clear battle damage similar to my other Attu helmets.

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Old 06-04-2019, 11:56 PM   #4
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New Attu 7.jpg

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New Attu 11.jpg

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The paint and wear on these is remarkably similar, aside from the stars. Note particularly the wear on top, and the olive brown paint showing through.
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Three brown helmets with Attu provenance.

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Old 06-05-2019, 12:03 AM   #7
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2nd Attu snow.jpg

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Recent relic find from Attu.

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Two others with vet provenance from Attu. Not in my collection.



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Color slides from my collection taken in the spring of 1945 on Attu.

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Old 06-05-2019, 05:38 AM   #13
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Super helmets and a great thread, Scott!! Very cool, thank you for posting. I would love to learn more about this battle.
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Great helmet collection and information! You don’t get to see many Japanese snow helmets.

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Old 06-05-2019, 11:06 AM   #15
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Cool stuff. If it helps any, the full inscription on the rim of your helmet is

北七 ヤマダ
North 7th, Yamada
I'm not 100% certain about [a counter for numbers] since it is missing some paint ... but that makes sense to me.

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