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  1. I wouldn’t overthink this one. It’s a solid WWII corpsman/hospital ship helmet. I think it sold on the high end for what it is, but not unreasonable if you don’t have nice corpsman lid in your collection.
  2. Here is a thread addressing that green color I think you are referring to. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/189884-fresh-out-of-the-woodwork-complete-wwii-m-1-with-unique-green-paint/?fromsearch=1
  3. Great chart Tom! Thanks for making and posting that.
  4. Great helmet and a hard one to find! ASN and Geneva convention numbers are entirely different. Your veterans WWII service would be recorded under his Geneva convention number at the International Red Cross. Unfortunately, these records are not readily researchable or obtainable except for family.
  5. I found this posting on the forum from 2009 that suggests the lightning bolt on the 36th infantry insignia was added in the field by I Company of the 142nd Infantry Regiment during a particular operation over the Moder River. The source cited is the Texas Military Forces Museum blog. I found the original posting on that forum, which appears to be an anonymous posting by a veteran in 2006. Without clear photographic evidence or more solid documentation, its not totally pinned down, but remains an interesting line of further inquiry. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/60267-unusual-36th-id-marking-on-ww2-helmet/?fromsearch=1 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tapatalk.com/groups/texasmilitaryforcesmuseum/viewtopic.php%3ft=648&amp=1
  6. I found this posting on the forum from 2009 that suggests the lightning bolt on the 36th infantry insignia was added in the field by I Company of the 142nd Infantry Regiment during a particular operation over the Moder River. The source cited is the Texas Military Forces Museum blog. I found the original posting on that forum, which appears to be an anonymous posting by a veteran in 2006. Without clear photographic evidence or more solid documentation, its not totally pinned down, but remains an interesting line of further inquiry. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/60267-unusual-36th-id-marking-on-ww2-helmet/?fromsearch=1 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tapatalk.com/groups/texasmilitaryforcesmuseum/viewtopic.php%3ft=648&amp=1
  7. Other units attached to the 1st ESB indeed used the blue invasion arc. I have a grouping for a soldier in the 595th MP Battalion that has the same blue arc on both helmet and liner but they were overpainted during the war.
  8. Sorry I totally transposed the letters. Im really not sure then, but still think its a Navy shipboard-related helmet. -F
  9. Looks like a Navy helmet for LCS-70. LCS= Land Craft Support. AS appear to be the sailors initial and correspond to his name, A Sabol, in the pot and on his liner. 5 may denote a position on the ship. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_Craft_Support This is the only information I could find on this particular ship. https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/22302.html Best, Farhaan
  10. I personally think this was a good one. Pictures were bad but not a well enough known marking for someone to want to fake. I bet someone made a deal offline for this one. Likely the vet was with the 36th and had 2 helmets with no airborne connection whatsoever.
  11. This is the best thread Ive read this year. Im curious what Mr. Goodalls reaction was. Regardless, well done, Doug! Farhaan
  12. Doug, it was great catching up with you at SOS. Phenomenal helmet and really what every collector dreams of finding!! Really nice detective work and that video of the vet is the cherry on top. Best, Farhaan
  13. Youre better off just buying a real one from M1 Helmet Depot. https://www.m1helmetdepot.com/product/named-constabulary-forces-painted-helmet-liner
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