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WWII Jeep M5 Detector Paint

Invasion Star Painted on WWII Jeeps Protected Soldiers’ Lives

During World War I, Germany became well-known for using gases and other chemicals against their enemies. It’s apparent that it was one of the stealthiest ways to take someone out. By the time World War II started, the military used M5 liquid vesicant detector paint on their Jeeps. It was there to be able to notify the driver of the vehicle that there were chemicals in the area where they were driving. In 1943, it became a standard throughout the European Theater of Operations. On the hood of the Jeeps that were commonly part of the European Infantry, there were stars painted that were in…

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