Latest setup. Both helmet and goggles are named to Carl Lawrence Love. Goggle strap was modified. I love this setup and the history attached to it.
Carl L. Love was with VC-99. THe attached roster is when the squadron sailed as passengers from the West Coast to Hawaii in January 1945 to finish their training. In April 1945 they went to Saipan, where they were land based, and flew anti-sub patrols until the end of the month. On 4/30/45, they embarked on CVE-75 USS Hoggatt Bay, and conducted ground support missions for the Marines on Okinawa from May 17-June 22 1945. He would have been a turret gunner on one of the squadron's 12 TBM Avengers.
LOVE, Carl Lawrence 701-05-96
From Muster Rolls on ancestry:
Assigned to VC-99 from USNAS Pensacola 28 Mar 44 S1c
Change of Rate 1 Jun 44 to AOM3c
Change of Rate 1 Apr 45 to AOM2c
Transferred to COMFAIR Alameda CA 24 Oct 45
From War Diaries/War History on fold3:
Composite Squadron 99 (VC-99)
Commissioned 22 Mar 44
Transferred to US Naval Air Station Seattle
Transferred to USNAAS Klamath Falls, Oregon 28 Apr 44
Transferred to NAAS Holtville, California Dec 44
Embarked on USS Bouganville for transport to Pearl Harbor 7 Jan 45
Transferred to NAS Kahului, Maui
Trained at Kahului until 7 Apr 45
Transferred to Saipan, MI
Embarked on USS Hoggatt Bay (CVE-75) 30 Apr 45
On CVE-75 through the end of the War
VC-99 Aircraft types - FM-2
Thanks to Larry and Paul for all the info they provided.