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Red painted SFC CPAC liner


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Thrifter_01

Found this helmet on the bay and decided to bid on it. Very pleased to have it in person. I believe this helmet might have been used by said SFC in training, though I am still trying to figure out why it's painted red. While the outside is a little rough, save for the dried headband, the HBT weave has held up remarkably well, with green clips and A washers to boot. Finally, the stamp marks it as 53 and with the Westinghouse logo.

 

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Steve B.

Painted helmets were often used by the cadre at various training installations, as well as on ranges.

 

Based on the color red, I would guess that SFC Stringer was cadre at an artillery school, red being the branch-of-service color for artillery.

 

Painted helmets and/or helmet liners were also used on ranges to denote cadre and specific duties.  For instance:  Blue might signify the range OIC, Red the range NCOIC, white for the safety NCOs, etc.

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manayunkman

Your liner was made and marked by Westinghouse probably during the war.

 

At some point after the war Capac obtained unfinished liners from Westinghouse, put in the webbing and stamped them with their logo and date. 
 

I agree that it’s most likely from an artillery unit, based on the helmet color.

 

Very nice  find.

 

 

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