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E.T.LEISHMAN
Gallipoli Historical Tours

UNIFORM & KIT ISSUED TO THE JAPANESE ARMY DURING WW2

This pictorial library is devoted to the recording of "Uniform and Kit" issued to a Japanese Soldier of any corps, during the Second World War. Consider it a virtual "Q" Store in Japanese militaria. It is not exhaustive and will be added to over time. Any reader who wishes to contribute photographs and text will be recognised and credited with such information. I also invite collectors of other nation's militaria to forward content (please see our other countries listed on the drop down menu) - so that a comprehensive list of "Axis" and "Allies" uniform/kit is detailed.

THIS WEBPAGE IS CONSTANTLY BEING ADDED TO - SO PLEASE VISIT AGAIN

Japanese Flag (Rising Sun) Kyokujitsu-ki

Pictured is the Japanese (Rising Sun) Flag used by the Imperial Japanese Navy. This includes the Special Naval Landing Party units which came ashore and fought as maritime infantry. With the navy flag, the red circle is located slightly to the left of centre. The Army version of the flag slightly differs - in that the red circle (sun) is centred to the middle of the flag. It is this flag that is colloquially called the 'Japanese Battle Flag'.

Japanese Army Helmet

Front View of a Japanese Army Helmet. The metal star symbol at the front of the helmet is tacked on and is often missing from 'relic' helmets which are recovered from old battlefields.

Japanese Army Helmet (interior)

Interior veiw of the Japanese Army Helmet, complete with leather liner and cotton cloth 'tie down' chin straps.

Japanese Army Helmet cloth cover

Cloth cover sometimes used to cover the Japanese Army Helmet to reduce the metallic shine. The single star insignia denotes and enlisted man or N.C.O (Non Commissioned Officer)

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