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Some of my WWII Naval Aviator flight helmets

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Pics of the pilot wearing the helmet:

 

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Nice, either the helmet and the photo, with the same cut area on side!

 

My compliments!


Formerly known as Pik As

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Many of you have already seen it, I suppose. For those who have not seen it, here is the beauty that yesterday someone won on Ebay!

A very cool rigger made flight cap. I hope the winner is a forum user!

 

Best,

 

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Formerly known as Pik As

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Many of you have already seen it, I suppose. For those who have not seen it, here is the beauty that yesterday someone won on Ebay!

A very cool rigger made flight cap. I hope the winner is a forum user!

 

Best,

 

 

i was the 2nd highest bidder. Sold for a pretty penny...

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Sure, very cool and quite expansive!


Formerly known as Pik As

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Does anybody know who got it?

 

I wish I knew :)

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yeah, that's pretty cool! I was watching it but it went beyond my comfort zone price-wise....hope someone here won it!


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Collector of WWII M-1helmets and WWII Airborne items

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Latest setup. Just got this one. Beautiful modified M-450 with acoustic earcups and TH37 receivers. Grouping came with the original goggles, leggings, patches and a copy of all the pages of his log book.

Log book shows wartime flights in VMSB-343, as a gunner in SBD Dauntless and SB2C Helldiver aircraft. Shows him flying as the gunner from Midway Island, doing escort, strafing, night glide bombing, patrol, sub cover, search, diving bombing, and more.

The Sergeant rank was theater made and very interesting. I do not collect ranks but this one was made from scratch, was it common to do that in combat areas?

 

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log book has around 6-7 pages of combat in it:

 

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It was for sale more than 10 years ago at Ebay with log book. What a pity that someone split it :(

 

 

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oh whoaa, thanks. Do you have more pics to share of the grouping?

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I saved only a photos of his log book. Rest item was the same from what I remember.

 

Regards,

Jerry


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ah, ok. Thanks again for sharing those pictures.

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To juice up the pot to an already fine thread I've gone through my photo archive and pulled out some select images of a variety of flight helmets. The first eight images are all one squadron and each helmet worn is different illustrating the uncomformity to all.

 

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