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This is the top tray view of a WWII USMC foot locker.  The grouping to this Marine is contained inside and is all original to the foot locker.  I bought this group direct from the veteran's family and was surprised to see the pinup still held in place on the inside lid.  The tape is old and dried out but is still doing it's job!

 

Rob 

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19 hours ago, Fixbayonets! said:

Thanks, & yes, I did know that.  He used it as a flight helmet.

 

Rob

Thanks for additional photos. Looks like nice grouping :) I noticed kind of flight suit M426a and blast helmet which is interesting!

 

Cheers,

Jerry

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1 hour ago, pararaftanr2 said:

"He served with USMC squadrons during WWII and then again in Korea."

 

Would you happen to know what squadrons he served in, and / or what his function was?

Yes, he was an aircraft mechanic with VMR-953 during WWII & VMF-232 during Korea.

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45 minutes ago, jerry_k said:

Thanks for additional photos. Looks like nice grouping :) I noticed kind of flight suit M426a and blast helmet which is interesting!

 

Cheers,

Jerry

Thanks Jerry & you are correct about the USN flight suit.

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Great trunk grouping!...what is the frogskin camo item?.....mike

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



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2 hours ago, pararaftanr2 said:

So he was an aircraft mechanic in WW2, working on R5C-1 Curtiss "Commando" twin engine transport planes, but not an aircrewman.  

As far as I can tell that is correct.  With the flight suit and heavily worn leather helmet I assume he may have seen flight time in some aspect but not positive.  

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