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Some of my WWII Naval Aviator flight helmets


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M-450 helmet with sewn in chincup. The buckle was cut off. I love it when helmets are modified to fit the personal preferences of pilots and aircrew.
It belonged to Grover Eugene Welborn, Jr., 89 of Bowie, Maryland, he served as a Gunner's Mate 1c in the Navy from 1940 until 1946

 

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Very impressive historical pieces and thank you for sharing!

 

After 50 years of collecting I must prepare for the next adventure and I can't take my collection so Ebay auctions are underway (Jefftexoh).

Aution title: "WWII US Navy Pilot's Leather Helmet NAF 1092; Goggles; Headset TH37; gloves"

 

All items came from a veteran's estate and copies of his flight log and newspaper clippings will also come with this aviation group.

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Now an ace setup. This helmet belonged to Wallace Johnson who got 6 kills with the famed VF-15

 

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Another one. Late war setup customized with red trims. I love customized helmets. I just wish it could talk! It is attributed to a Harry B. Bass, a carrier pilot who was awarded the Navy Cross but I could not find any info on that Navy Cross.

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Another interesting setup. M-450 helmet customized with Popeye artwork on both sides. This setup came with the popeye pipe from the pilot:

 

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Pre war / early war USN flight helmet with TH37 receivers and USN stamped on ear puff. Name of pilot is stamped on the chin strap C.E. Dougherty

 

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Extremely rare setup. AAF black sponge earcups covered with leather. One of my favorite helmets.

 

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Amazing as always. You really have the ability to find the rare and unusual helmets. Thanks again for sharing them with us :)

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Amazing as always. You really have the ability to find the rare and unusual helmets. Thanks again for sharing them with us :)

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