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#1 mattsmilitary

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:48 PM

Got all this stuff today when I went "shopping" today.  I needed clothes and I stop at the military store too!  :)

 

-Female Fixed bail helmet shell - as found from house with attached small hat badge, original strap

-March 1968 parachute that came in the kit bag also dated in the 60s, zippers don't work unfortunately

-Named to Lt 5th AAF ike jacket

-Some patches

-WWII AAF Cloth Map of Japan and China seas dated 1945

 

And the best find was this wwii navy pilots group -

 

Includes bible, address book, 2 bracelets with his name, dog tag with thumb print, cap badge, 2 pins.  All are sterling except the one pin. 

 

Wild story with this one.  This man at age like 88 or 90, threw three boxes off the bride then jumped off the bridge in Hartford and committed suicide.  The three boxes floated down the river and some guy pulled them out of the river several miles down river.  These items were in those boxes along with 430 OZS of WWII dated silver bars.  I didn't get the bars unfortunately.  I got these items threw a couple people.  I didn't know the guy who pulled these out of the river.

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:48 PM

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:50 PM

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#5 mattsmilitary

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:51 PM

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:54 PM

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:55 PM

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:00 PM

That is a crazy story. Nice items.

 

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:00 PM

any explanation to the connection of these items, alot of silver, and suicide? just wondering.

but thats a nice group


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#11 mattsmilitary

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:08 PM

All the stuff was his that he threw in the river.  He tried to sink it all and it didn't.



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:11 PM

What makes you think the helmet is for a female?

 

It is probably just me but with this story, I just don't think I would want the items...Kat



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:18 PM

Kat-

 

Cause it has the smaller hat badge.  From what im told this was a female size.  I could totally be wrong on this tho!



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:21 PM

Kat,

That was my first thought, too.....what makes this a female helmet? 

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:25 PM

I collect a lot of female items and I've seen things listed as female due to the small badge or even service stripes. None of my items have anything different like that and I've asked other collectors about it. Not to take over the thread but I'm interested if there is another opinion. Never seen it in reference books or on Blitzkrieg.com either.  Everything seems to be the same as the man's. 



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:27 PM

Thanks for the opinions.  I wasn't totally sure either so glad you guys said something.

 

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:59 PM

Matt, nice shopping trip, wild story - kinda eerie though.

 

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 06:09 PM

Nice assortment of items... I would be real skeptical of the story though...430 oz of silver bars, nearly 27 lbs and it floated down the river!!! Unless they were watertight boxes, I think not.


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