The guy I got it from said it belonged to his grandfather which according to an obituary he sent to me, served as a military policeman in the ETO from 1942-1945. It had a helmet net with a camo band and a late war liner. The chinstraps are standard OD 7 but are too short to fit around the back of the helmet. It is marked P3 above one of the chinstrap bales.
Parish Reading WW2 Helmet
Posted 29 June 2019 - 09:22 AM
Posted 07 July 2019 - 04:04 PM
Very cool. Did the guy you got it from give you any info about the vet who wore it, like what unit he was with, or even a picture?
I got an obituary. Apparently the guy was a MP in Italy and enlisted in 1942.
Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:49 PM
Posted 19 July 2019 - 04:14 PM
Absolute gem of a piece. Hope I'm not stepping out of line by asking, but if you were at all interested in selling the piece I'd love to talk. I apologize for begging on your thread, gonna go back to admiring it
I apologize but it has already been sold. I resolved to keep it for a while but then I stumbled upon a first pattern M1955 Vest and acquired it without selling a kidney. So I kind of spiraled into building up a Vietnam USMC Display from there.
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