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Title Helmet: Civil Defense or Air Raid Warden. No date, circa 1941-1944.
Object Name Helmet
Catalog Number 2001.231.9011
Collection The George & Dolores Kirchgessner Collection
Credit Gift of George & Dolores Kirchgessner; United Decorating Company
Description Helmet: Civil Defense or Air Raid Warden. No date, circa 1941-1944. Metal with matte white painted finish; adjustable web strap fitted interior. Both stamped on underside of from rim: U.S. Govt. Property | O.C.D. [Office of Civilian Defense]. Two each.

Helmet 1: tan webbing interior with imprinting on one piece: U.S. Gov't. Property | Civilian Defense.

Helmet 2: gray webbing, no marking on webbing as helmet 1.

The Office of Civilian Defense operated during the World War II period from ca. May 1941 (prior to the U.S. entry into the war) to its official closing on June 30, 1945 (but it effectively ended in late 1944.)
Date 1941-1944
Year Range from 1941
Year Range to 1944
Search Terms World War
Civil Defense
World War II
Caption helmet 1
Imagefile 009\20012319011.JPG
Classification Social & Personal Activity
War
Government & Politics
Law Enforcement