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Thank you for posting the additional photos. This protective early flight is just exceptional, I've never had the opportunity to see one up close and I've been collecting for a very long time. I'm surprised that there haven't been more comments posted by the forum aviation community.

 

Do you mind telling me how long you have owned this exceptional helmet and how you came across it? It's a real delight to see these detailed photos, thank you again.

Gregg

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Early days in Korea of the 334th FIS (4th FIW), I presume. Now It will be as hard to find the correct period A-13A mask as getting this helmet!

 

Some others very interesting pictures in this Life article. Particulary those showing that could be the "famous" P-2 helmet...

 

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Franck

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Can anyone approximate dating the helmet that originally started this thread?

HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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I am obsessed with this helmet. This morning I came across this photograph of Carl Bellinger, Republic Aviation Test Pilot, climbing into an AAF YP-84. Note the serial number of the aircraft: 45-59484. The helmet is the version with the air vents similar to the tanker helmet. This period of transition had to be exciting and terrifying at the same time. Gregg

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