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Just picked this up put of the wood work.WW2 British dispatch riders helmet that was used by US Forces as a motorcycle helmet in post war Germany.This had been over painted with a thick black gloss enamel.Prior owner had started to strip the black paint.The decasl are paper applied to the sides. 1st Lt. rank appears  soldered to front. BMB 1943 dated liner.

 

 

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Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

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Wow! That is cool! Any pictures of this in use by US MPs? Is the helmet named?

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That is the neatest helmet I’ve seen in a long time.  Great find Ron thanks for posting.    Mike


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This is simply amazing!  Very nice find!


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Very resourceful thinking.

 

I wonder if everyone in the unit had one?

 

Great find.


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Tanks for all the comments

 

Heres one posted on another topic. Johan has photos posted 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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This is from Johan's  collection/site 

 

 

 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Wow nice photos! And the white paint matches nicely with your 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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Great helmet Ron! Very cool! 


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Thanks for the comments and extra phots. Makes me wonder how many helmets are put there or survived


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Brits had a dispatch riders uniform from top to bottom that worked really well.
This helmet was part of it and was also used by tankers - paratroopers etc
Ron
Nice find pitty it’s Nessed wig but that’s life
Owen


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Messed with


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7 hours ago, max0073 said:

Hi,

here is mine

Max

 

 

 

 

Max..Nice example.Great to see another. Im guessing not many survived. in full paint.To tempting to repaint and use as a biker/racing helmet after the war 


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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1 hour ago, kammo-man said:

Brits had a dispatch riders uniform from top to bottom that worked really well.
This helmet was part of it and was also used by tankers - paratroopers etc
Ron
Nice find pitty it’s Nessed wig but that’s life
Owen


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As they say it is what it is and agree its messed with but real and a survivor 🙂


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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It’s got to be a very rare helmet


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Very cool Ron!   Your biker buddies are going to be jealous.

 

Craig


Thank you to all that have served our country and to your families that have sacrificed without your presence at home. Thank you to all that have given their lives for my freedom and to their families that suffer. May God bless you!

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20 hours ago, kammo-man said:

Brits had a dispatch riders uniform from top to bottom that worked really well.
This helmet was part of it and was also used by tankers - paratroopers etc
Ron
Nice find pitty it’s Nessed wig but that’s life
Owen


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British paratroopers had look-alike but different helmets.

Max

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Brits have same shell different liner


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Nice helmet! Here's its cousin.

 

 

 

Tom

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