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KOREAN WAR ERA UNIT PAINTED HELMET LINER. "KEY TO VICTORY" UNIT?

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KOREAN WAR ERA UNIT PAINTED HELMET LINER. "KEY TO VICTORY" UNIT?

CAPAC liner. I'm thinking Okinawa but am unsure of the unit. Any info appreciated.

 

Andy

 

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Yep Ryukyus Command, the unit s the 663rd Field Artillery Battalion, a separate FA Bn on Okinawa, assigned sometime in 1955 or so from Ft Bragg North Carolina, inactivated on The Rock 25 June 1958 due to the CARS Reorganization. The liner's actual wear will then date after 1955 when the unit is in Okinawa, the unit crest for the 663rd FA BN adopted in October 1953 when unit was still at Ft Bragg.

 

The unit at one point operated the Atomic Annie Cannon.

 

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Cool liner, are the unit insignias hand painted ?

Looks like it, may have been fairly common in that command, though we would guess Command Decals as well as any Battalion Decals for units that might of fell under the command were avaible.

 

Here's other examples.

 

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http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/231119-101st-ab-187th-rakkasans-helmet-liner/

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http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/198129-okinawa-mp-liner/

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Cool liner, are the unit insignias hand painted ?

 

Thank you. Yes, they are hand painted.

 


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