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Pudgy (V)

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  1. It is very interesting and addicting. Lol! It is frustrating when I can't figure something out though. Would have been nice to talk to the vet who wore it, then I would have been able to pass on its meaning and history. A lot of the helmets posted on here have names and paint that will never be known. History that can be touched, but the story is lost.

  2. I am possibly purchasing this fixed bail, Hawley liner helmet, and I can't seem to decipher what the painted signal flags mean. The three translate to Charlie, Juliet, and Sierra (CJS). However, I believe these three together have a meaning. I read through my research that there is a Navy WWII code book that may have the translation. Can anyone help with this? Does anyone know what the flag translation means?



  3. I picked up this paratrooper helmet from a collector yesterday. Not sure what the tactical markings are. It is a front seam with a Korea repaint. It has various laundry numbers on the helmet strap and inside the helmet. I am able to make out one name, Clark Newton RA16459548???. Do you guys have any ideas on what the tactical markings mean? Would be nice to find some info out on the soldier also.


    Thanks guys!!




  4. I don't think it has a liner at all. I think the suspension is attached straight to the metal shell, you can see the bolts holding it in. Maybe they were experimenting on a one piece configuration instead of a liner and shell configuration. I would think it would be cheaper to do it this way, and also faster. Pretty cool!!!!

  5. I once owned a first run Hawley. It was stamped "Sample" along with a "1" in the dome. The rayon suspension and washers were different from a standard issue also. I realize this isn't a Hawley, but I would suspect similar traits in a prototypical St. Clair. Maybe the seller thinks the green paint on the inside makes it prototypical. I believe St.Clair 1st issues was the only manufacturer to do that.

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