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8 hours ago, ffuries said:

Here's mine.....Vietnam era shell, WWII era liner, woodland camouflage cover with some sort of netting over that.

 

When I signed into my first unit on 05 May 1986, this was how this helmet was issued to me in my chem bag. When I left the unit in Jun 1988, I put a Plain Jane M1 helmet (Vietnam era shell and liner) in the bag in its place. This helmet followed me around the rest of my career. 

 

I don't know who had it before me, the strap around the shell is a leg strap from a M17 gas mask carrier and was on there when I got it. The name on the strap is mine. 

 

Old picture, the helmet is packed away, waiting on a my new militaria and gun room. Other Hurricane Michael repairs take priority over that. 

 

 

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cool looking lid 

 

thanks for the post and I hope you get things up and running again soon 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

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17 hours ago, ArchangelDM said:


cool looking lid 

 

thanks for the post and I hope you get things up and running again soon 

Thank you, upstairs in 98% done, there are two major projects downstairs. Then I'll convert the garage and make it the new miliraria/gun room.....Well I'll convert it IF we decide to stay here.

 

Cool trivia about that helmet. If you pull the liner out there is a receipt dated Aug 1988 from the Rhein Main AB NCO Club. The wife had just arrived in Germany, we were staying at the Rhein Main Hotel for a few days before moving into our off base government quarters.

 

We were in the middle of a Mobility/Chem Ex and as long as I was outside of any quarters I had to have my MOPP gear with me, and wearing my helmet and web gear. We hit the NCO Club for dinner before hitting our room. I cannot explain why I left the receipt there and why it's been left there all these years. 

 

The Kevlar helmet I wore during Desert Storm, has one of those US flags that people waive during parades etc. It's been in the helmet between the shell and liner straps since late 1990. Again why I never pulled it out I don't know......

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Here’s mine: front seam, fixed bail McCord with heat stamp 750D. IMP liner. Named on the chinstrap to a 1st Lieutenant who served with the 106th Infantry, 27th Division (Eniwetok, Saipan, Okinawa).

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1 hour ago, urbanminer said:

Here’s mine: front seam, fixed bail McCord with heat stamp 750D. IMP liner. Named on the chinstrap to a 1st Lieutenant who served with the 106th Infantry, 27th Division (Eniwetok, Saipan, Okinawa).

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now that’s a nice one !! Love the look of it 
 

Any more info on the Vet 

 

- Dean 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

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On 8/10/2020 at 3:34 AM, ArchangelDM said:


cool looking lid 

 

thanks for the post and I hope you get things up and running again soon 

Been thinking about it today, I was in an Air FAC - Ground FAC unit at the time, and we had some ROMADS in the unit. So the helmet might have been from one of the previous ROMADS. 

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I always love seeing the variety from these threads.

Here’s my only helmet with the original netting still, it was found locally. It belonged to Captain William F Edinger of the Quartermaster Corps. He joined in early 41 and served stateside until he was sent to join Eisenhower’s top-level staff for the planning of Operation Overlord. He was one of thirteen QMC officers given complete access to the plans and strategies of the landings as he was in charge of organizing the logistical flow of supplies for the assault troops and the logistics afterwards once a beachhead was secured. After the invasion he worked with SHAEF for a few more months before transferring as chief clerk of Field Services for the QMC, meaning he oversaw the operation of all field and frontline supply stations for the corps. He would’ve had to perform lots of duties on the front in this role which is likely why the liner still looks fancy (from his HQ days) but the shell is very salty and netted. After the war he came home and worked with German POWs but put his helmet on the shelf to save exactly it as he had it in the ETO. The shell a 1942 dated FS FB with a St. Clair rubber liner and the original cargo netting. Both the shell and liner are stamped with his name.

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On 8/12/2020 at 3:04 PM, 36thIDAlex said:

I always love seeing the variety from these threads.

Here’s my only helmet with the original netting still, it was found locally. It belonged to Captain William F Edinger of the Quartermaster Corps. He joined in early 41 and served stateside until he was sent to join Eisenhower’s top-level staff for the planning of Operation Overlord. He was one of thirteen QMC officers given complete access to the plans and strategies of the landings as he was in charge of organizing the logistical flow of supplies for the assault troops and the logistics afterwards once a beachhead was secured. After the invasion he worked with SHAEF for a few more months before transferring as chief clerk of Field Services for the QMC, meaning he oversaw the operation of all field and frontline supply stations for the corps. He would’ve had to perform lots of duties on the front in this role which is likely why the liner still looks fancy (from his HQ days) but the shell is very salty and netted. After the war he came home and worked with German POWs but put his helmet on the shelf to save exactly it as he had it in the ETO. The shell a 1942 dated FS FB with a St. Clair rubber liner and the original cargo netting. Both the shell and liner are stamped with his name.

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Super set !!  Beautifully named with a fantastic painted captains bar 

 

Thanks for showing 

 

- Dean 

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Recently the Virginia National Guard Historical Collection received a large donation of photos and documents from a soldier who had served in the VA Guard before WW2 and ended up serving in the 37th ID in the Pacific--among the photos taken during the assault on Manila was this photo of a soldier of the 129th Infantry Regiment advancing under fire ---and when I magnified it, there was this really unique netting on his helmet--maybe it's a common style to the "Helmet Guys" but as a non-helmet guy  it sure looked pretty different to me.

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Al

 

PS Notice also how he has to hold his entrenching tool while he runs---I always hated that--I preferred the wooden handle e-tool to the later replacement black collapsible shovel but it was nice not having the wooden handle smacking you as you ran..

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53 minutes ago, CW4AFB said:

Recently the Virginia National Guard Historical Collection received a large donation of photos and documents from a soldier who had served in the VA Guard before WW2 and ended up serving in the 37th ID in the Pacific--among the photos taken during the assault on Manila was this photo of a soldier of the 129th Infantry Regiment advancing under fire ---and when I magnified it, there was this really unique netting on his helmet--maybe it's a common style to the "Helmet Guys" but as a non-helmet guy  it sure looked pretty different to me.

S/F

Al

 

PS Notice also how he has to hold his entrenching tool while he runs---I always hated that--I preferred the wooden handle e-tool to the later replacement black collapsible shovel but it was nice not having the wooden handle smacking you as you ran..

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here is my Helmet with had tied net - looks to be the same type of hand tied net 

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"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

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Great stuff, ive even seen pics with 11th Airborne guys using hand tied nets.....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, sgtdorango said:

Great stuff, ive even seen pics with 11th Airborne guys using hand tied nets.....mike


Nice ! 
have you got any reference photos of them, great to keep on the thread 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

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1 hour ago, ArchangelDM said:


Nice ! 
have you got any reference photos of them, great to keep on the thread 

Yes i will post them in a day or so im away from my reference books.....mike

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



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1 hour ago, sgtdorango said:

Yes i will post them in a day or so im away from my reference books.....mike


thanks Mike 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

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11th Airborne 1943-44 Camp Polk....first photo is Recon unit the other is 511th...hand tied nets...mike

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



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1 hour ago, jmd62 said:

Wow Dean, another beauty?! Nice addition to say the least  :)


Thanks James 

 

After seeing Mike’s had to have one in the collection 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

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43 minutes ago, ArchangelDM said:


Thanks James 

 

After seeing Mike’s had to have one in the collection 

 

Well you sure took care of that! I have to have one too.. :D 

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