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Old 09-08-22, 16:16
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Default WW2 Canadian Tanker Helmet

Did the Canadian tankers ever wear the American WW2 M-1938 Tanker Helmet in the war ? I see old archival photos of them wearing their black barrettes and the paratroopers type helmets . Were the M-1938 helmets issued to them when they got their Shermans ?
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Old 09-08-22, 17:51
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Hi Tony, yes they did. There are a number of pictures of Canadians wearing these helmets in Holland 1945. I am not sure if they were supplied with the tanks, as the tanks in question have the British modifications, so not directly supplied by the US.


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Old 09-08-22, 18:27
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Couple more. All Canadian Archives.

Some pics are taken during trials in the UK, others in Italy and NWE.


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https://recherche-collection-search....Number=3574213


https://recherche-collection-search....Number=3514111


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Hi Tony

A couple more from a bit earlier.

Tollo, Italy, 4 February 1944

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discov...IdNumber=2098&

Note that the Cdn helmet was also used in the UK:

Crookham, England, 16 April 1942

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discov...IdNumber=1447&

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Great ,thanks for the pictures and info ! That cleared it up for me .

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To answer any other questions you may have about Canadian helmets, you might want to consider purchasing a copy of Tin Lids by Roger Lucy published by Service Publications. Tin Lids is a detailed history of the acquisition and use of steel helmets in the Canadian Army. Includes British patterns as well as Canadian development. A complete description of Infantry, Tanker, DR and Airborne patterns. Covers all Canadian useage and Canadian designs. Concludes with the modern Canadian PASGT model. It would be $22.00 well spent.

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Old 10-08-22, 14:57
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OK , thanks Ed .
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