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WWII USN DAMAGE CONTROL M1 HELMET


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Paddyd00

Hi Guys

I was in the mood to photograph some helmets! I never really wanted one of these Bright Red helmets before but after reading Neptune's Inferno by James D Hornfischer and how hard the US Navy fought against the Japanese, How hard they fought to save their ships and how they sacrificed so much for the Marines to have a better chance of holding Guadalcanal ... I picked this one up at the beginning of the year.  It was in a store display for many years before it was listed for sale.  What I liked about this one (though it most probably saw some long service after the war, poss repaint, etc) it has retained its original OD3 straps which I don't see very often.  It is a McCord Lot # 813B. At the time I paired it w a Seaman Paper Company liner that I had and it has stayed ever since. It has a huge ding on the back but IMO opinion a nice example. Thanks for looking and hope everyone is having a nice day of remembrance on this day.

Z

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Blueprint

Lovely Zach!

 

Really like the look of it! Especially the liner.

 

Blueprint

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ArchangelDM

Another Beautifully photographed piece of history 

 

compliments on this one Brother 

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shadawg

a good lookin set there. repair 5 on my ship definitely always got the workout whenever there was a casualty, it was our main locker, midships

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Paddyd00
5 hours ago, shadawg said:

a good lookin set there. repair 5 on my ship definitely always got the workout whenever there was a casualty, it was our main locker, midships

Good info as always Dave. I guess it safe to assume this was on a bigger ship then? To facilitate 5 (at least) repair stations

Z

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shadawg
4 hours ago, Paddyd00 said:

Good info as always Dave. I guess it safe to assume this was on a bigger ship then? To facilitate 5 (at least) repair stations

Z

i would say a bigger ship not based on the number, but on the fact it is labelled aft, implying they had a fwd rep 5 as well. the numbering system is weird, but on my small frigate, 453' by 47 ' at the beam, our repair lockers were numbered 2, 5, and 3

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The Rooster

I like it Zach! Thats an old salty !

 

Go Navy !!!

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Looks like this bad boy held out into the 70s or 80's, RP 5 Aft is odd, stenciling is odd, not sure the liner chin strap would have survived that long and my biggest  thing on this helmet is that a Repair Party Helmet would always have the straps loose, always.

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Looks like the red M1s we used on my ship in late 80s. Just the shell....our liners were filhty messes...nothing like this nice liner.

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14 hours ago, topdcnut said:

Looks like this bad boy held out into the 70s or 80's, RP 5 Aft is odd, stenciling is odd, not sure the liner chin strap would have survived that long and my biggest  thing on this helmet is that a Repair Party Helmet would always have the straps loose, always.

Agree. But they are real and look like legit wear. Why I bought it. Don’t see that often. I agree def post war use  

Z

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