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WWII USN Flight Deck Helmet???

Article about: Maybe someone has seen one of these and can tell me what it is exactly? We picked this up at a military show, not really knowing what it was, but the price was right. Have not been able to f

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    Maybe someone has seen one of these and can tell me what it is exactly? We picked this up at a military show, not really knowing what it was, but the price was right. Have not been able to find another on the net. My assumption is that it is a flight deck leather helmet but as I said, I can not confirm that. No marking other than the big U.S.N. stencil that you see in the photos. Nothing markings on the inside except a small tag that says MEDIUM. Not even sure it is military at this point but can't think who else might use/need such a thing.
















    Thanks for your input,

    Russ & Son

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    It is a pre WWII leather flight cap. I do not remember which one at the moment.
    Flight deck crewmans caps were made of cloth and did not use communication equipment during WWII.
    SteveR

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    Came across this while serching tonight:

    WWII US NAVY LEATHER FLIGHT DECK HELMET

    This is the only item I've found anything like what I have.

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    It very well could be.
    The only flight deck helmets that I have seen are cloth. Enlisted flight deck gear is a vauge area for me.
    SteveR

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    Found a little more info on this helmet and it points to it being a Flight Training Helmet, pre-war, the type the US Navy used for training in the N3N. I'm going with this one!

    Russ & Son

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