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Covid-19 has been a real bummer, but the bright side is I've had time to go through my collection. Found this M1 airborne helmet in a long ignored box, thought I'd break it out and give it some light. I think it's WW2 or maybe Korea era.

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Liner maker mark looks like "D 27" with a W in a circle, Westinghouse I think. Heat stamp on the shell is "1104D."

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Looking for Purple Heart number 172669.

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Very nice👍🏻....late ww2 era...mike

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Okay unrelated to the helmet but I am curious about the ZSU 23-4 model in the background that looks like a huge scale.  Is it a model or a recognition model or what.  

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Nice helmet. Especially with the later war heat stamp still with the OD3 chin straps. late WW2 manufactured, most likely Korea used. Might have seen some action at the very end of WW2.


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2 hours ago, thatrandomguy said:

Was going to mention, that’s a pretty high numbered heat stamp for a front seam shell. How interesting is that? I could be wrong though.

 

It is, but not super uncommon. While the relative date of the seam moving to the back is November 1944 if I remember correctly, it wouldn't be unheard of for manufacturers to continue production a little bit later. Not sure exactly when 1104D would date to, but I believe it would probably be late 1944.

 

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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)

 

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Hi

depending on how detailed you heat stamp chart is, 1100 is the start of 1945 on mine 👌

 

Nice Westinghouse Liner with great net and pot! I'd take that for a neat WW2 helmet even if it may not have seen an overseas theatre! :)

 

Cheers

JEB

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Nice looking helmet rig!

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Some time ago I started looking at all the M1Cs that were popping up, and they all seemed to have heat lot numbers in the 1000-1100 range, and varied from FS/SS rims to FS/MS rims, to RS/SS rims, and to RS/MS rims (I looked at about 12-15 helmets over a two month period).  Wish I'd written down what I found but it was mainly for my amusement and edification. Not even sure what heat lot my M1C, but it's in the same range and has a stainless steel/rear seam rim.

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Some time ago I started looking at all the M1Cs that were popping up, and they all seemed to have heat lot numbers in the 1000-1100 range, and varied from FS/SS rims to FS/MS rims, to RS/SS rims, and to RS/MS rims (I looked at about 12-15 helmets over a two month period).  Wish I'd written down what I found but it was mainly for my amusement and edification. Not even sure what heat lot my M1C, but it's in the same range and has a stainless steel/rear seam rim.

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