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Straight from the vet estate attic. FS FB with MSA liner. Very salty, but really nice in hand.

Its really nice in the photo let alone in hand,

Excellent helmet and edition to the thread

 

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Dean

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

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Its really nice in the photo let alone in hand,

Excellent helmet and edition to the thread

 

Yours

Dean

After removing the liner and rubbing away some remnants of poor storage, shell number I believe is a 689C or 686C also there is a visible two initial and four digit laundry number

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Over the years Ive managed to get just about every type of helmet net available. These are some that I have in one of my storage boxes. All original WW2 examples - I love the smell of meldew inhibitor !!!

 

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Over the years Ive managed to get just about every type of helmet net available. These are some that I have in one of my storage boxes. All original WW2 examples - I love the smell of meldew inhibitor !!!

 

Rich

 

 

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Rich, great collection. bet you don't have this one: not so often seen shrimp net variant :)

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Shrimp nets in the airborne, left is square and right is hexagon hole variants

517th PIR

 

another image taken shortly before, showing more of the helmet

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chinstrap was buckled around the back of the helmet when it was sprayed

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

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This is a FS FB Captain Helmet named to the Chief Clerk of the Quartermaster Corps Field Services. I found it interesting that this helmet had a net in the first place as the documents I found list the vet planning the logistical side of D-Day with SHAEF in London and then transferring to Paris after the liberation. I presume his position saw him going out inspecting field posts fairly often however so perhaps this is why.

 

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GEN. David R. Atchinson- MO State Guard              ACW

PVT. John H. Drury- Co. A, 27th Ky IR                      ACW               Died of Typhoid

PVT. Henry E. Thomas- Co. I, 17th Ky IR                  ACW

PVT. Joseph E. Drury- Co. E, 356th IR, 89th ID       WWI                WIA

SGT. Edward P. Drury- 51st QM Training Co.           WWII

PFC. Delmer C. Koonter- Co. I, 142nd IR, 36th ID    WWII              WIA

SC3c Michael C. Drury- LCS (L) (3) 70                     WWII

SGT. Steven D. Koonter- 5th Cav, 1st Cav Div         Vietnam

SGT. John M. Drury- 227th AVN Bn. 1st Cav Div     Vietnam

 

Contact me with items from the 36th Infantry Division or any IDd uniforms of European Theater Infantry Divisions

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Figured I'd show off my net collection. Unfortunately none of the nets are original to the helmets they are on, but were instead added for display. That being said, to my knowledge all of them are original WWII nets. If someone feels otherwise please correct me.

 

In any case, here's a family photo to start it off

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