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hadnt seen this photo posted and will add it

 

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Great pic! Two things jump out at me. Three of the above tankers are wearing WW2 flak helmets, at least one appearing to be the cloth covered model. Also, some post war (WW2) m1 carbine mag pouches are clearly marked on the interior flap, magazine pouch for .30 carbine or rifle M1. Check the paratrooper standing in front of the tank, M1 rifle and at least three carbine mag pouches.

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Here's a good website to check out, it has lots of info and pics of 50s era paras showing a lot of different helmet markings http://home.hiwaay.net/~magro/oldnew1.html you have to dig around but its a great site!...and here's a research chart I made with 50s era airborne helmet markings, some are identified some are a mystery for the moment!....mike

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What unit designator is the helmet with the pentagon on it? Is it the 511th??

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What unit designator is the helmet with the pentagon on it? Is it the 511th??

Thad

Hi Thad...yes the pentagon tac mark is for the 11AB 511th....mike

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



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Hi Thad...yes the pentagon tac mark is for the 11AB 511th....mike

 

Thanks for the response mike! I have a 511th marked helmet line but the helmet did not have any markings. My grandfather was in the 511th during the Korean war era but he said he had never seen the tactical marking on the helmet before.

 

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

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A friend of mine recently picked this up and I thought it worth posting. I think its 408th Quartermaster. Green T1 clips. Best ABN

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