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WWII skull patch modified US Navy flying helmet

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I thought I would share this flying helmet. The man it belonged to joined the Navy before Pearl Harbor and flew with Fighting Squadron 17 in 1945.

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The helmet from different angles.

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A member of the squadron wearing a similarly patched flight helmet in 1945.

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That is a really cool helmet I am jealous. Nice piece


Go Navy!


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Great helmet


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.."

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Marvellous helmet.

Just a note - if I recall correct, VF-17 ended its first war tour (flying Corsairs) in late springtime 1944 and got equipped with Hellcats aboard the Hornet carrier. So, photo must be from 1944 (if that is a VF-17 pilot) or, if really from 1945 he should be a VF-84 Corsair pilot.

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Thank you all for the comments.

 

Thanks for the info BlueBookGuy. Men from VF-17's combat time in the Solomons became the nucleus for VF-84. VF-17 was reformed, flying off the Hornet and came back to the US in July 1945 when it was reformed a third time with new members in August 1945.

 

Jerry, the helmet has one snap on each side of the helmet.

 

 


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Thanks Jon for info. Im curiosity about a snaps. They are not for A-14 mask, probably for a lip microphone only...

 

Congrats again this helmet have a character!

 

Jerry


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Hi Jerry,

 

Yes, I would say they are for the lip microphone too.

Thanks for the comments!


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