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I am not a serious WW2 or helmet collector but took a chance on this one based on the reasonable price.

 

Any thoughts are appreciated-- don't worry about hurting my feelings!

 

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I did a quick check on the National Archives site and did find the soldier w/ service number listed. And YES, Hazel can be a man's name!

 

Thanks again for any thoughts-- let me know if additional photos/ information is needed.

 

Scott

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last group of photos:

 

 

 

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Thanks again for any help on this.

 

Scott

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Based on the paint and the serial number I'd think this is likely either a helmet issued to him post WWII or at the very least refurbished post WWII. It's still a nice set, especially if the price was right!


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These subdued rank insignia were very common during the Korean War. I own one myself, and there have been multiple posted on the forum. Great helmet! Thanks for sharing!

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)

 

^^ PM ME!!

 

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Thanks Costa, Nick and Hunt-- appreciate the quick response and the great information.

 

I was able to find the guys grave (Columbia, SC), but it didn't have any military annotations. I guess my best bet is to research him to get his full story in WW2 and Korea.

 

Thanks again.

 

Scott

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