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The helmet is exactly as I got it. I assumed the horizontal bar "was" a FOLLOW-ME NCO bar. I've never heard before that they were not used....

 

I dont say is it a fake !! The "follow- me" bar were not used on ETO by the 3rd, 36th and 45 th ID.

 

Only the divisions which are crossed by England had adopted this "fashion", not like the divisions which are spent by the MTO (Africa/Italy)

 

So it's why i would know what was the purpose of that white line :rolleyes:

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interesting question are you sure about that do you have some photos to prove this evidence?

 

Hi, in more 30 years of study about 3rd infantry division, I have never seen that use of 'follow-mee" paintings on M1 helmets. You can look at many photos, you will not find anything about it !

 

I'm sure on my knowledge, that's why that helmet is more interesting... :w00t:

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Heres mine.Direct vet purchase along with his uniform and unit history.

 

Has white stripe to the front,matching liner and a yellow inverted reversed L on the revers.Havent figured out the significance of the back marking.

 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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interesting question are you sure about that do you have some photos to prove this evidence?

 

How does somebody provide photos to prove that something didn't exist...in this case, that the 3rd ID didn't use follow me bars?

 

Great helmet! Miss this thread the first time around.

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How does somebody provide photos to prove that something didn't exist...in this case, that the 3rd ID didn't use follow me bars?

You post a picture of the back of every time ed OD helmet every made. ;)

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a thousand pictures!

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Wow. what an awesome helmet!

 

(and I have an officer helmet from a guy that was with the 36th in Italy that used the follow me stripe on both the helmet and the hawley liner... so I guess never say never)

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