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Helmet brought back by Navy vet(H Larsen).

 

Its a tan over paint with the Luftwaffe eagle under the paint.The blue paint is seen on the underside of the helmet.Also has the soldiers name on the skirt twice.Once in white paint and th eother hand etched into the base paint.

 

Helmet was found by a couple guys hired to clean out a house to be sold.When I was contacted about the helmet much of the other items they found were already sold.I was able to purchase a set of Japanese binoculars,A early Murata bayonet that was shortened to a trainer,German tropical belt and buckle,spotter guides etc.

 

 

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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.."

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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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Nice one!!


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Wow Ron. I love it. Is the darker shade I think I see just the dark luft grey showing through or is that a touch of green. I have one that is a similar color with some more green applied that was brought back from a vet in Indiana. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Paul

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Thanks for the comments

 

The Blue is just showing through.


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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Nice one Ron...I have a soft spot for German helmets. Many people would call that a "tropical" camo, but it is most likely from Normandy/France. I have a very similar one that was also brought back by a Sailor....


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Great looking bringback! Nice that it has the chinstrap.

 

Frank


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Thanks gentleman for the comments


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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Thats a nice tan cammo Ron !

 

owen

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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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Yessir, that’s a beauty!


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Hi

 

I do like a camo German pot...

 

Regards

 

Tom


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Very nice Ron. Very happy to see that only the helmet was liberated (and not the decal)


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Great helmet. Thanks for posting. Did the finders tell you what else they found?

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Yessir, that’s a beauty!

 

Thanks Rick


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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Very nice Ron. Very happy to see that only the helmet was liberated (and not the decal)

 

Thanks Eric


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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Great helmet. Thanks for posting. Did the finders tell you what else they found?

 

Yeah there was some stuff.

 

One guy had been hired to clean out the house as the family/relatives wanted it emptied to sell.The deal was anything that was left was his payment for the clean out.After seeing the house he called in a friend to help.The house was 5 floors which included the basement and attic.Also an old carriage hous that was the garage.It took them two months to clean it out.The family had taken what they wanted the rest wasn't of interest.

 

The person who contacted me was the helper.He told me there had been other "military stuff" but they had sold it.When I inquired to what was the "other stuff" he said they found a Luger and 32 bayonets and swords.He also described other items of antique nature:furniture,toys,primitives etc.Any clothing they found was thrown in a yard long as trash.The home had been in the same family for 125 years.Sounded like a time capsule to me.


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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Wow, what fun to have gone through that house and not only for militaria. You got a great helmet Ron.

Kurt


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Great helmet Ron. I hope you are keeping it. The hounds will be out after you.

 

Nick


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Collecting Marine Raider Groups

On the battlefield, Pfc Edward Ahrens, an Able Company BAR man, lay dying, soaked in his own blood.

 

As his company commander, Lew Walt cradled him in his arms, he surveyed the scene around them. Nearby lay a Japanese officer, a sergeant, and thirteen enlisted men, all dead. Ahrens had been shot twice in the chest and bayoneted three times. He whispered to Walt, "Captain, they tried to come over me last night, but I don't think they made it." Choking back tears, Walt replied softly, "They didn't, Eddy. They didn't."

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Great helmet Ron. I hope you are keeping it. The hounds will be out after you.

 

Nick

 

Thanks Nick

 

Its not a new find.Actually had it a few years.


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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Amazing camo, just the way you would like to find them. Once had a M 40 camo with wood chips added to the finish. Still wish I had kept that one.

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Very cool Ron! Sometimes a guy just has to get lucky. Congrats!


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