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Thanks to LIFE,real front line pictures(1950-1951 dated)look liner decals and lid markings!Look uniform,pants and helmet cover on second pic!

This tread is boosting my search for a real one now!!!!!

Enjoy

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Funny I own this helmet and I am in the 320th.... nice! Wondered what those D's meant.

DB

 

This is what it looks like in my collection now and a few other 50's era helmets I have.

 

508th RCT 320th Helmet for D Battery

 

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188th PIR

 

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501st liner from the 101st around 1956-57 named to a Officer

 

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1SG David Brackett

DS, OIF x 3, OEF, Egypt, Kosovo, Korea, (Berlin) Germany

20+ US Army 13 of it with the 101st Airborne Division, 3 years with 24th / 3rd ID, 3 years in the Berlin Brigade, and 1 year in 8th Army Korea

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:thumbsup: Very Nice LIds!! I especially like your 188th Airborne Infantry-something about that bugle. Thanks for the pics-did you snatch that off ebay? These are underappreciated postwar, painted helmets that will make a nice collection all by themselves! I look forward to when the helmet identification chart finished. That will be an invaluable resource! jpstout

 

With the exception of the 508th lid all the other Helmets came local from the surrounding area near Fort Campbell.

DB

1SG David Brackett

DS, OIF x 3, OEF, Egypt, Kosovo, Korea, (Berlin) Germany

20+ US Army 13 of it with the 101st Airborne Division, 3 years with 24th / 3rd ID, 3 years in the Berlin Brigade, and 1 year in 8th Army Korea

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Heres a new acquisition for me, after some wheeling and dealing with some kind fellow forum members that I am eternally grateful and thankful for!....also have a trumpet stencil helmet on the way too!.....mike

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note guy on far lefts helmet.....

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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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I did some searching and found a helmet marked that way in a 1955 dated 503rd Airborne Infantry regiment 11th AB yearbook....mike

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Another interesting pic from the 1955 11th AB 503rd yearbook....the white circle markings for the 503rd and the trooper on the right has a camo helmet!!!....mike

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After doing some extra hours on the LIFE online gallery i found a couple of interesting helmet markings on the 11th(187th)

Pictures are from 1950 and 1951 under general Bowen command.

Here a link to a related tread(M-1951 jacket issued in 1951!)http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=81048

Here more helmet pictures

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Hi Mike,

If you don't mind, I'll use your color chart to get started:

 

N°1: couldn't find in the 1955 yearbooks, ID????

 

N°2:idem...

 

N°3:3rd Bn/187th Airborne Infantry, definitely confirmed for th 187th ARCT.

 

N°4:511th Airborne Infantry

 

N°5: could be for the 511th Signals

 

N°6: unidentified arty unit

 

N°7: ????

 

N°8:11th QM Parachute Maintenance Co

 

N°9:188th Airborne Infantry

Hello,

 

Does it mean that -- according to this system -- the helmet from below KW era pic belongs to the 2nd Bn/187th RCT?

 

Regards

Greg

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Hello,

 

Does it mean that -- according to this system -- the helmet from below KW era pic belongs to the 2nd Bn/187th RCT?

 

Regards

Greg

Yes, i believe you are correct, 2nd Bn with the two lines...although i wonder if there is any official documents about these 187th KW helmet markings?... :think: ...mike

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Heres a few more unidentified tac marks found in early 11th AB 50s era (50-52) yearbooks...three dark painted horizontal lines seen on the paratrooper's helmet with mountain lion mascot and the machinegunner seems to have a white circle like the 503rd with two or three horizontal lines through circle, very hard to see in photo but more clear when looking at the yearbook in hand.... :think: ...mike

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