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Picked this up yesterday, wondering if anyone has seen this before? I dont know why it would be marked POW unless it means something else? Any thoughts are appreciated.

 

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Prisoner of War work detail maybe? Not exactly sure what type of labor they made POW's do that may require some sort of head protection, but if they were doing construction maybe that's it?

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1 hour ago, 644td said:

Not sure but I like it.  Petty officer of the watch?

 

That's abbreviated POOW.

 

I think that Prisoner of War is probably a more accurate guess. 

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Probably for a POW guard, I highly doubt POWs were wearing M1 helmets for work detail 

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Back then didnt they mostly abreviate prisoner of war with just PW?...im thinking it means something else, really nice helmet👍🏻....mike

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Nice P/U..

 

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