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#1 robinb

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 07:00 AM

Reposting this as I mistakenly deleted the thread. I bought this helmet from the family but they didn't know if W.H.Wetherbee had served in the Marine Corps or Navy. I added the EGA as there is a hole that lines up with the grommet in the liner. Is it a clue as to how the name is stamped? First initials then last name; is that a Navy way of stamping or is it a USMC thing? Sometime you see the last name first then the initials last.

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Edited by robinb, 06 December 2019 - 09:14 PM.


#2 AustinO

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 07:14 AM

There is a USN William (NMI) Weatherbee who floated around the Pacific in 46-47 on LCIs/Transports,  based on East Coast enlistment could be this guy:  https://www.findagra...m-h_-weatherbee

 

Couldn't find a WH Weatherbee in the USMC.


Edited by AustinO, 06 December 2019 - 07:15 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2019 - 10:05 AM

The helmet was purchased in Oregon.

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:08 AM

Could possibly be a reissued helmet, or if a Marine would be a post KW enlistment (thus not on the rolls).


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