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  1. Could it be that he was preparing to go home. Had his jacket set up with theater made items in preparation? I would not split it up.. HM54
  2. A friend of mine purchased it directly from a family years ago. Unfortunately he did not get any information on the original owner. HM54
  3. Thank you for the help. I was happy to get it even though it is not in the best condition.. HM54
  4. Hello Is this a M1841 US Sword? Original? Thank you HM54
  5. Dave If you can remember where you saw, please let me know. I would love to see it... HM54
  6. 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
  7. I did some research and came up with several discussions on the use of these coveralls in ETO, and PTO. Here is the links..
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. Here is a link to my V-3 marked helmet.. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/297814-v3-helmet/
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. GI probably got tired of the buckle hitting him in the face....
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Hello I have a question. I was thinking about D-day and the helmets used by paratroopers, and came up with a few questions. 1) Were most of the helmets used by paratroopers-Dbales? Did they just use standard M1's? Modified?? M1 C's were made after Dday, ??correct? 2) Were liners both factory made and rigger made? I was told that there were many rigger made liners in England before the landings.. Just curious… Thanks HM54
  19. Is this a US experimental helmet? Thank you in advance.. HM54
  20. If you have a camcorder with nightvision, you can try to video/photo the stamp. I have seen the markings on sweatbands, etc that were very faint, become much more clear with the night vision. HM54
  21. Can anyone comment on the blue elastic. I have an identical set and have read the previous thread. Is that correct ww2 issue?? Hm54
  22. I agree. I would like to see a thread started... Awesome helmets. cerick is yours a fixed or swivel bail? HM54
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