M1 Helmet (WWII, Medic)

This M1 helmet is like those used during World War Two and is painted for use by US Army combat medics with the white circle and Geneva red cross. Medics and corpsmen in the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) often times did NOT paint their helmets; medical personnel were targeted by Japanese forces. The practice of painting medic helmets in the US military ended with the end of WWII.