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Article about: Picked this up at the Hasbrouch Heights VFW show today,and i'm not really into pith helmets ,but this one appears unissued,and couldn't refuse it for 20.00 had a current Marine badge on it..

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    Picked this up at the Hasbrouch Heights VFW show today,and i'm not really into pith helmets ,but this one appears unissued,and couldn't refuse it for 20.00 had a current Marine badge on it...any one know the year on this one by the contract #
    Thanks.....Dave H
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    I had one of these and had a conversation with Andy about it before he passed away. I believe mine had the same markings and it was dated from the 50s-60s based on the contract number.

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    From what I can find, you're looking at a February-March 1945 produced pith helmet.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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