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The vet that I believe wore this helmet is seated in the front w/ the dark coveralls and UDT coral boots. This picture was take on the beach at Little Creek, VA in the early post WWII era

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I will pay top dollar for original WWII items pertaining to:

 

OSS

OSS Maritime Unit

NCDU

UDT

Scouts and Raiders

FSSF

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Oh, I really miss the sound of the needle gun at work on the deck directly above your rack!!! Great times!!

Yep..good times! That, with flight ops..if you had a late watch..good luck getting any rack time!

 

. Oh yeah!! Red Lead Primer. Out lawned by the Navy in the late 1980s, still chipping it up in the Mid 1990s. I actually enjoyed Needle Gunning. You could just find a spot, and shut everything else out. I was still doing it as a Senior Chief. I'd dump the paper work on my SM1 and go "Bust Rust"

 

 

Writing obscenities in a big square of non skid with the needle gun was always a hoot too! Then bust A$$ trying to needle it up SNICKERING AND LAUGHING like little kids before someone got mad LOL. Also, seemed like there was never enough hose!

 

But yes..there was a certain ZEN of getting in the zone with the needle gun and was oddly satisfying when you were done with a spot..then primer and paint with pride, and it would look like a million bucks if you did it right! (or re-lay non skid..have done a few acres worth of that too! Kind of like a stucco, really..)

 

Don't forget to Nevr-dull any surrounding brightwork! ;)

 

Topic related..trying to rack my brains about the helmets we had on CVN-73..there were bulkhead mounted racks near the Damage Control lockers.. I want to say they were either OD green, and some were gray..(MAYBE?? :huh: )..for the fire party, we had actual red fireman's helmets..when I was on the .50 as an Airman in Weps, it was a red flight deck cranial (built in eyes and ears were nice with that..) the phone talkers were gray..and always got a Spaceballs joke or two! (phone talker was always the butt of a few Darth Helmet jokes.. :P )

 

 

 

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USN '92-'96 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CVN-73

HONOR*COURAGE*COMMITMENT

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if anyone can tell me what MT 24 means I would appreciate it......

 

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(gun) Mount 24.

 

 

 

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if anyone can tell me what MT 24 means I would appreciate it......

 

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MT 24 means Gun Mount, (20mm), #4, (Starboard Side). Second Liader passes magazine to first Loader, who mounts it in the gun.
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MT 24 means Gun Mount, (20mm), #4, (Starboard Side). Second Liader passes magazine to first Loader, who mounts it in the gun.

 

Ahh, yes..thanks Sigs!

 

 

 

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USN '92-'96 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CVN-73

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This is a picture of a damage control locker aboard a Navy ship. I have had a helmet that matches the red with white striped helmets in the picture below. I had always wondered what my helmet was used for. I also found a reference that has ID'd this helmet as a USN damage control On Scene Leader.

 

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Here is what I believe to be a navy lid. Unsure. It is painted marine green. Unsure why it would be painted this way(if anyone knows why it would be painted green, please let me know.)

. Yes, it is Navy. That color of green was used both on underway replenishment stations, on all ships, or on the Green Debarkation Station on Amphibious ships by cargo handelers.
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Is it safe to say this here is a navy used steel pot ?

Its a front seam swivel bail. The Pot and the liner were olive drab at one point.

The liner has a shield on one side and a circular decal on the other.. All of it over painted in Blue.

You can see the outlines through the blue paint.

Navy ?

 

Thank you.

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