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Okay I found some more info on this Coast Guardsman.
Here is a picture of him earlier in life and his gravestone.
Apparently he comes from a Coast Guard family. His father did 37 years in the Coast Guard, and one of his sons also retired from the Coast Guard. All from the Kitty Hawk NC area.
I agree with Blueprint.
A lot of rust bleed-through on the cover, with no corresponding corrosion visible on the shell. The shell - through the tears and foliage slits - looks to be fairly pristine, with even paint.
Thank you for the replies.
Tried looking into the tag info but really couldn’t find any info on the manufacturer.
The buttons I believe are early. Did the CG change their buttons in 1941?
Could this man been a Surfman ??
Not sure if this would count so correct me if I misunderstood the rules...
Vice Admiral James L. Kauffman and his son Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman.
James was a highly distinguished Navy Officer and his son James started off by founding the UDTs (Underwater Demolition Teams)
The paint loss on the rim is very minimal as well in the area of the shell where the cover has a big cut. Might’ve happened after „the war“ so as it was worn the shell was not penetrated by the elements. Just my observation.
But I wouldn’t remove the cover either. Still a very nice set!
Well..I am open to ideas. I need a mask for that helmet, or Jg52 R will need to share...I am ready to pay or trade. I have other type of masks for trade.
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