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Navy Commander's M1 Helmet


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I've been seeing a lot of Navy Helmets on the forum recently. So, I thought I'd contribute to the "trend" and post this lid.

This was the first M1 helmet I acquired. I believe it was posted to the forum a long time ago by another user.

There's a yellow (vesicant?) band painted behind the commander rank, which forms a cross meeting at the top of the helmet, and the helmet has another layer of minty (zinc?) green below the dark blue.

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Here's a thread with some helmets painted the same shade of blue. My helmet lacks any numbering on the back or inside of it.
 

 

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3 hours ago, gap said:

The oak leaf is US Army style. 

I see, Navy Insignia is typically smooth, right? Is it atypical for sailors at this time to have been using Army insignia, instead of Navy insignia?

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12 hours ago, gap said:

The oak leaf is US Army style. 

The style does appear to be Army but by the looks at the rust bottom of the leaf it may be good. 

 

Can you get close ups of the leaf, how is attached?

 

good looking helmet.

 

marty

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3 hours ago, 644td said:

The style does appear to be Army but by the looks at the rust bottom of the leaf it may be good. 

 

Can you get close ups of the leaf, how is attached?

 

good looking helmet.

 

marty

I'll see if I can get a photo later today, my rather awful quality camera doesn't really pick up that much detail, but I'll try to see if I can get a good shot of the leaf's attachment.

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