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Started by lugi45 , Sep 26 2017 06:02 PM

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#1 lugi45

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 06:02 PM

Hello all, are there any 70th Division experts out there? This fixed bail is very early with a heat stamp of 85B. The liner is an early Westinghouse. On the liner is the remnants of a 70th Division emblem and the name Cash. On the suspension in the liner is written Cash and JSC 6153. JSC 6153 is also written on the inside of the leather liner chinstrap. Could anyone help find information on Mr. Cash? This helmet displays very well and has a great look to it.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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#2 yp221

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:00 PM

This looks like your guy.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:02 PM

Disregard. The initials don't match up.

#4 Raddock

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:48 AM

Great looking one, hope you track down you're man

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:18 AM

Great lid. Is the shell original to the liner? 



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:30 AM

Thanks! I don't have any nice painted M1s or anything but I do have a few nice plain ones!

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:30 AM

Disregard. The initials don't match up.

I got excited for a moment! Thanks for trying though

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:33 AM

Great lid. Is the shell original to the liner? 

I'm not entirely sure. There is rust inside the shell but its not on the liner so I don't know. Might be a put together set but they go together very well. The shell itself has no markings anywhere.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:02 AM

Did a quick search but couldn't come up with a matching GI..



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:30 AM

Did a quick search but couldn't come up with a matching GI..

Well thanks for trying!

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 06:19 PM

So I just searched the WWII memorial website and found this. The initials match up and so do the last 4. Thinking this may be him. Posted Image

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:42 PM

So I just searched the WWII memorial website and found this. The initials match up and so do the last 4. Thinking this may be him. 1dcd03f810f056e967e1c5d761c9a205.jpg

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That's probably not him. His grave says he was Cavalry. The 70th ID was Infantry. His death was December 14th 1944 at which time the 70th was just arriving in-country.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:02 PM

That's probably not him. His grave says he was Cavalry. The 70th ID was Infantry. His death was December 14th 1944 at which time the 70th was just arriving in-country.

Is it possible that he left the 70th before and transferred to the cavalry? I don't know what else it could be. I'm at a dead end if not. I don't know how else to research it.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:25 PM

Habe you tried the 70ths website? There is pleny of information and photos to sift through.
http://www.trailblaz...w2.org/home.htm
This photo is off their sight, similar helmet liner markings.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:46 PM

Is it possible that he left the 70th before and transferred to the cavalry? I don't know what else it could be. I'm at a dead end if not. I don't know how else to research it.

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Im not sure. I guess anything is a possibility. But I thought the 70th consisted of north western soldiers? This guys was from Oklahoma. 



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:47 PM

Is that green paint over the axe or the white axe paint chipping away? 



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:24 PM

Habe you tried the 70ths website? There is pleny of information and photos to sift through.
http://www.trailblaz...w2.org/home.htm
This photo is off their sight, similar helmet liner markings.

I looked on the website and never saw anything

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:24 PM

Is that green paint over the axe or the white axe paint chipping away? 

I think white paint chipping away. I'll look closer when I get home.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:52 AM

Sure does seem like  James S Cash is the closest bet; but the points Tyler brings up are definitely fair.

Hope you're able to sort this one out cause its a fantastic helmet!

 

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:31 PM

Sure does seem like  James S Cash is the closest bet; but the points Tyler brings up are definitely fair.
Hope you're able to sort this one out cause its a fantastic helmet!
 
-Jeremy

Yeah he has a good point so I don't know. Only match I could find with the last 4 and the initials.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:38 PM

Is that green paint over the axe or the white axe paint chipping away? 

It is definitely white paint chipping away. The paint that is chipping away is much thicker than the paint on the last name.

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