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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 10/9/2007 1:09:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 3:15:51 PM EST by BillTheButcher]

it's a US M1 steel helmet thats been painted a navy battleship grey color, and the top has large black stenciled numbers 2ND ? the front has a gold leaf decal

somebody told me 2ND might be for second executive officer? was this helmet used on an aircraft carrier or some other type of ship?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 1:12:41 PM EST
Yes, the gold leaf is the Lt Cmdr rank insignia.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 1:14:45 PM EST
Would not suprise me, 2nd could be anything, 2nd xo, 2nd Nav, guess would be a ship related function.

We painted our hats on the bridge as well with names of who they went to, made handing them out in GQ ezer.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 1:14:49 PM EST
the shell has a stainless rear seam, so that would make it a late WWII shell 1944- 1945 era, but the liner and chinstrap is Vietnam era.
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