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I picked up this helmet a few years ago, any one have any Ideas what the red markings are for?

Its a rear seam swivel bail with the remains of sewn on chinstraps. Heat stamp 1278C which if im not mistaken is late WWII manufactured.



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Navy helmet markings could mean a lot of things and are unique to the ship they were on board; It could be the ship number, rate, or station where the helmet sat.


Think the only way to know is to wait for one of our Navy vets, or navy collectors, here on the forum who could Identify it.



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