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helmetman54

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  1. Thank you for all the assistance and information. I am working to find out more information on the vet that brought these home. If I find any anything, I will post. HM54
  2. I did some research and came up with several discussions on the use of these coveralls in ETO, and PTO. Here is the links..
  3. Can't say I blame them. Must have been very difficult to use in the field during combat. Interesting piece of WW2 history.. Thanks to all for the comments.. HM54
  4. Owen Thank you for the help. Photo #4 shows the washed out tag, and photo #6 shows the cut Suspenders. this set was definitely used in the field. Wish it could talk.. Is there much collector interest in these coveralls? HM54
  5. From What I have read, these were issued early war. I also found out that they were issued to both Army and Marines. From the buttons, etc can the maker be identified?
  6. Hello This not my usual area of collecting.. I picked up a pair of WW2 Camo Coveralls size 42 R. I has a very faint unreadable Laundry number on the collar. The maker tag is washed out. I can also see some kind of printed maker number in the shoulder area XXX C4.. The Suspenders are removed. I was told this came out of a WW2 footlocker recently found. They have some staining, and several small rips, but otherwise are in very good condition. I am working to see if I can get information on the original vet. I thought these were a nice set with the "Been there" feeling.. Comments? Any information on history and use would be appreciated... Any idea of Maker? Thank you HM54
  7. Here is a link to my V-3 marked helmet.. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/297814-v3-helmet/
  8. IMO late war flight helmet. I like it, Nice shape. Here is a link to similar helmet.. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/282568-ww2-a-11-modified-for-kw-maybe/?hl=%2Bww2+%2Ba-11+%2Bmodified HM54
  9. Awesome Helmet... I read on the Coral Sea site CVA-43 ( Came out right after WW2) had the following designations.. V2-E - Responsible for the electrical work required in maintaining aircraft V2-S - Responsible for the shop work required in maintaining aircraft I would assume someone in this area, must be in charge of the fuel to assure no accidents were to happen..... Just my thoughts... HM54
  10. GI probably got tired of the buckle hitting him in the face....
  11. Justin That is exactly what I am saying. Possibly not for D-day, but for the Japanese invasion. This would still indicate that they were made /modified during WW2. HM54
  12. I have been thinking about this for the last few days. The so called "Rigger made" liners have me thinking.... During WW2 there was a shortage of Para liners and helmets... That would seem to be a good reason for the Rigger made liners, etc. Later after the war, the demand for jump liner/helmets should have been much less, and assuming the westinghouse factory put out a few at the end of the war, should have been able to meet demand... So with that all bbeing said, wouldn't it make sense that the modified liners were made during high demand... hence WW2?? Just my thoughts... I know there is no evidence to back this up, but does not this make some sense??? HM54
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