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Soldier Signed Afrika Korps Pith Helmet Souvenir

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Here's a neat item I wanted to share with the forum, a signed souvenir Pith Helmet. I've seen signed flags on the forum but not something like this. I got it from a auction down in Missouri that had a couple pieces of Nazi militaria. Since I didn't see any US military items I asked a family member who was related to the persons estate being auctioned off if the owner was a veteran and she replied no. She said in the 50's he was a bartender that would accept war souvenirs to pay off a bar tab.

 

On the other hand, I was wondering if it is at all possible to find out what unit the soldiers could be from? I'm not very good at researching so any tips would be appreciated!

 

Hope you enjoy,

John

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"Honey this is a German Officer hat used in Africa"

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Looks like a second pattern pith helmet....The first pattern being a canvas like material, this being pressed felt.....Never seen a signed one before...Nice pick up....Bodes

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Thats awesome!....i have a very similar one!??.......mike


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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Nice item-

 

Post some of names here and we can see if anything shows up as for unit. Uncommon names are the most helpful.


Afghanistan Vet OEF 10-11 - Engineer Corps US Army.

Getting a medal means two things:

1. Someone saw you do it.

2. You didn't tick off the approval chain.
Seeking 984th Engineer Co (Land Clearance), 36th Engineer Regt/Bde, and Sanitary Corps items from all eras.

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Thanks for the replies everyone and I'm glad you guys like it!

 

Here are a couple names, I really appreciate anyone taking the time out of their day to research this. Thank you in advance!

  • Ed Hendrickson "Beaver, PA"
  • Tom Mooney
  • Thomas H Lees
  • Arnold Kingston "Idaho"
  • Jack Hazelton "Wash"
  • R.V. Rutherford "Batesville, Miss"

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Very cool! Love these pith helmets, being signed just makes it that much better!


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Collector of WWII M-1helmets and WWII Airborne items

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Jack Hazelton from Washingtion was an infantryman in 75th Division according to his obit:

 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/156709942/jack-lee-hazelton


Afghanistan Vet OEF 10-11 - Engineer Corps US Army.

Getting a medal means two things:

1. Someone saw you do it.

2. You didn't tick off the approval chain.
Seeking 984th Engineer Co (Land Clearance), 36th Engineer Regt/Bde, and Sanitary Corps items from all eras.

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Jack Hazelton from Washingtion was an infantryman in 75th Division according to his obit:

 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/156709942/jack-lee-hazelton

Oh wow thank you!

 

The shield does have a clear 5th written on it and I see remnants of another number. I assume it would have been a 7. Thanks again!

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Maybe it's just me but that remnant of another number before the 5 does look kind of like a 7 to me. Possible TH after that.


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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Great detective work??.......mike


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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