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I picked up this strange looking flight helmet and Im looking for any advice or information as to what nationality it might be etc. The guy I got it from is based in the Netherlands. With the neck protector flap it appears that it may have been used in a tropical environment, maybe the Mediterranean or N. Africa, possible Burma or the Far East. The label is totally washed out and unreadable. Theres a lace up seam that runs from back to front, very unusual. The material is a heavy duck cotton or light canvas.

 

Anyone have any ideas?

 

Rick

 

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Collector of WWII M-1helmets and WWII Airborne items

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French Gueneau inner helmet !

 

Used with Gueneau type 31/312/313 shells

 

Comms are quite hard to find...

 

Neck was protected from sun

Up in the air, playing with clouds, the stratosphere is my own house...

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