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#1 11-12-2015 06:09:09

Rebbaron55
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US Army Early War Rain and Daisy Mae TypeHeadgear.

I recently picked a pair of fatigue (also called Daisy Mae) type hats. Heavy rains occurred in Tunisia and Libya during the Winter of 1942-43 and these types of hats would have been used US ground forces. Both examples are nicely marked as to manufacturer and production date. The first is a 1941 dated from a 1934 pattern "Daisy Mae" hat.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00221_zpsaamtvggf.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00218_zpsfdjeqybv.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00216_zpsvgty8tlp.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00220_zpstubfoze1.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00219_zpskrv81cjb.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00227_zpsmp9ihppf.jpg

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#2 11-12-2015 06:33:39

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Re: US Army Early War Rain and Daisy Mae TypeHeadgear.

The second example is specified as a rain hat. Notice the different in color and asymmetrical shape of brim unlike the "Daisy Mae" pattern. cool  Barron



http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00224_zpsrfpa9run.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00223_zpssivxlycl.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00176_zpsqbffooku.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00172_zpsegxh11qc.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00171_zpsrd4pq8gb.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00178_zpspikiucjt.jpg

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#3 11-12-2015 09:28:42

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Re: US Army Early War Rain and Daisy Mae TypeHeadgear.

Hi Barron
very nice items..
I have not a Daisy Mae in my American collection, and I am very happy to see it so fine described!

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#4 11-12-2015 13:14:23

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Re: US Army Early War Rain and Daisy Mae TypeHeadgear.

Nice hats. Rich A. in Pa.


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#5 11-12-2015 22:15:01

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Re: US Army Early War Rain and Daisy Mae TypeHeadgear.

I like it ! thank you my Friend !

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#6 13-12-2015 17:09:39

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Re: US Army Early War Rain and Daisy Mae TypeHeadgear.

Here is a third version from my collection! This one is also very early war dated 1941 pattern and manufacture and made of HBT material. It is marked for an Army contract but still could have been used by the USMC. Also notice the color difference and crown stitching pattern and different air hole configuration
! Enjoy!    Barron cool

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00254_zpswjiddecj.jpg,
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00255_zpsxqtzh1zl.jpg,
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00256_zpsxvqb9buf.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00257_zpskyxedgw1.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Uniforms/Head%20Gear/Daisy%20Mae%20Fatigue%20Cap/DSC00234_zpsf8vpvif9.jpg

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#7 16-12-2015 16:49:57

RRA227
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Re: US Army Early War Rain and Daisy Mae TypeHeadgear.

Nice hat. Rich A. in Pa.


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#8 30-12-2015 16:37:13

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Re: US Army Early War Rain and Daisy Mae TypeHeadgear.

FYI: a photo of my Father (Ray senior) with a Daisymae,CONUS JAN 1943, U.S. Army England, France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany.http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/23_ray.jpg
-Ray-

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#9 30-12-2015 16:44:33

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Re: US Army Early War Rain and Daisy Mae TypeHeadgear.

Nice Pic Ray thank you !

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