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My First WWII M1 Helmet

Article about: Hi hope of interest my first ww2 M1 (complete with stress fracture as discussed in my previous thread) I took the plunge and made my debute into M1 lids. Comments are welcome and Amy info wo

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    Added a period cover to the helmet.

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    Quote by busman View Post
    the name reads Leo Billington, but I can't make the number out. I have found one Leo Billington enlisted 1941 but the parts of the service number I can read do not match.
    I had a look as well and couldn't find a match with the number I thought it said. might have another stab at it later in the week when I get the chance.
    The cover looks nice. finish's it off well.

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    Thanks Rod for having a go at a bit of research, and the comments on the cover, I wonder why they didn't put cut outs in for the chin straps as tends to ruck up a bit when putting it on.

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    That is a nice dang cover! I've not been able to track down a WW2 camo cover for an M1 yet, but I keep searching!

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    Quote by busman View Post
    I have managed to find the owners name( Henry W Hochuli) and a bit if info using the army service number on the webbing, and this ties in with the initials .
    Would someone be able to move this thread to th M1 helmet section please.
    Here is a link to his Findagrave. He was a 1st Lt.

    Henry W. Hochuli, Jr (1922 - 1983) - Find A Grave Memorial

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    Can I just say a big thanks for taking the time to find the information, it is great to be able to put some history with the helmet. Many thanks Tim

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