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3rd Armored Normandy Battlefield pick up

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This helmet came out of an old collection in Normandy and was found in the Falaise area where the 3rd Armored Division closed the gap.

Fixed loop shell with a Capac liner. The shell has the remains of a 1st Lt Bar and appears to have been painted over the top of where a decal once was - you can see varnish marks around it.

The liner has the remains of a 2nd Lt Bar and an Armored Division decal, again applied with glue and varnished.

The liner has seen damage from the elements and rodents by the looks of it.

 

Rich

 

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Collector of Fixed bail M1 Helmets

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"The dreams of Empire lure the hearts of Kings - and so men die" Burma, 1944

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Outstanding.


Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

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I don’t normally go for relic or semi relic helmets but this one isn’t too bad and has character, the remains of the decals are interesting.

 

Rich


Collector of Fixed bail M1 Helmets

https://m.facebook.com/M1Helmet/

"The dreams of Empire lure the hearts of Kings - and so men die" Burma, 1944

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Great helmet, who said you can’t pickup barn found helmets anymore!

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Nice M1and cool that it has an armored connection!

 

 

Frank


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Great helmet, who said you cant pickup barn found helmets anymore!

Great helmet Rich, and not to hijack the thread, but heres a similar helmet I picked up a few years ago in Belgium between the towns of Bovigny and Salmchateau. I got it from a fellow who found it in a barn, really, in fact you can see that it was once used as a feed scoop. The rear of the helmet is badly damaged where a handle and pole were attached. It looks like someone tried to repair it for some reason at some point. The armoured triangle is cut into the paint, I just made a 3rd decal out of paper and gently tacked it on with some removable rubber cement.

 

It was definitely there, and now its here, in my war room and displays quite nicely with a couple of other relic helmets I have from that area.

 

Rick

 

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Collector of WWII M-1helmets and WWII Airborne items

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Wonderful relics! I’ve always wanted to own something like this.


Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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WOW, great helmets! Love these relic helmets. Especially since they have decals makes you think how many helmets actually had decals during WW2.

 

Hunt


I am an amateur collector of US military items of the 20th century.

 

Looking for items related to:

-The Aleutian Island Campaign of WW2, Alaskan Theater, Alaska Defense Command, and more specifically the Battle of Attu

-Items related to the 50th Combat Engineer Regiment/Battalion

-Items related to Wheelus Air Force Base Libya, particularly from 1957-1960

-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

-WW2 Uniforms (all branches and services)

-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

-Smaller WW2 Groupings

-7th Infantry Division Items

-WW2 Photos and Letters (all branches, theaters, services, etc)

 

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