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#1 warpath

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 09:02 AM

Documented US Navy D-Day M1 Helmet

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#2 warpath

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 09:03 AM

Photo of the officer's son wearing the helmet and his Colt 1911 pistol and field gear.

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#3 Ronny67

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 09:10 AM

The kids looks like reproductions

 

 

But the helmet is noice



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 09:15 AM

Great pic that really helps dating it. 



#5 jasonm

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 09:19 AM

Great helmet Ed. Hope to this one up close in the future. Nice historic helmet.



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 09:48 AM

Great lid Ed! 



#7 warpath

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 09:59 AM

The officer served from North Africa to Normandy then on to the Pacific...wounded four times, twice at Normandy according to his records.

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 10:07 AM

Man that is a beauty, That picture is great by the way. Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk

Edited by BILL THE PATCH, 02 October 2016 - 10:08 AM.


#9 warpath

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 10:09 AM

I have the pistol and named belt set I'll post that later.

#10 sgtdorango

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 11:08 AM

Thats awesome!...would be great to have his son recreate that photo for a "then and now" pic if he is still around.....mike

#11 LarryM3

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 11:50 AM

Oh yeah, that's the one you want to have !!!!

 

Larry



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 11:51 AM

Beautiful.



#13 Red Devil

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 12:41 PM

Breathtaking!  Thank you for sharing!



#14 warpath

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 12:58 PM

Helmet liner

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#15 warpath

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:01 PM

His Colt 1911 pistol with gear as shown worn by his son in the photo.

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#16 warpath

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:02 PM

Right side

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:13 PM

Amazing �


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:14 PM

Just before D-Day unit photo

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:40 PM

Outstanding Ed, simply outstanding! Thanks for the sneak peak the other day.



#20 Dirt Detective

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 03:46 PM

That is one sweet lid....a dream helmet.



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 04:11 PM

Amazing! Thanks for sharing this with us :)

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 05:20 PM

That is freaking amazing! The picture is so cool! Looks like the kid also has on denim dungarees and a chambray shirt. Awesome photo and an awesome grouping. It's good to be the king.
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#23 warpath

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 11:48 AM

Great M1 helmet shots

 

 

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#24 LarryM3

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:05 PM

Love that photo with the guy playing the guitat....looks like somebody had been out collecting souvenirs, I see a German helmet, meat can, and a camo something or other.

 

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:07 PM

It's a zeltbahn I think.




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