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Article about: Was at the neighborhood block party last week talking with one of my neighbors who's father was in the 82 AB. I said it's to bad you dont have his helmet. He said " I do its in the cell

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    Was at the neighborhood block party last week talking with one of my neighbors who's father was in the 82 AB. I said it's to bad you dont have his helmet. He said " I do its in the cellar ". When I first looked at the helmet I saw a rear seem and my heart sank then I flipped it over and saw the liner. He wont sell it but he let me clean it and take some photos so I'm happy. The liner is a Westinghouse and I noticed that he moved the liner around why I dont know. Gary
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    Looking good, Itís in great condition, pity he wonít sell it when itís just sitting a cellar doing nothing anyway.
    Just goes to show what can turn up when you happen to mention to people your a collector.
    Rod

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    Hi unless im mistaken that shell is postwar,sand aggriegate not cork texture?liners ww2 so something ain't quite right me thinks,also postwar T1 chinstrap,regards minnie.
    Last edited by moaning minnie; 09-15-2012 at 11:43 PM. Reason: add more info

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    I agree its does look like to shell was the one that he wore

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    He didn't mention when did he? Going by the lid, it was later than WW2, or he at least stayed on for a good period of time after the war to have that style of lid. Regardless, it is a great liner!!!

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    Guys all I have been told is he was in during the war . I believe the chin strap is early war ( five holes on the one piece leather chin cup ) how the liner got hooked up with the helmet only he knows and he has passed. I have the paratrooper helmet book and everything looks to be WWII on the liner . The helmet is in very good shape with very little wear . My thoughts are he got the helmet post war and just put them together . Gary
    Last edited by RH1941; 09-16-2012 at 08:45 AM.

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    Yes gary i think that sounds right,the shell was simply added to complete the look!!!!!regards minnie.

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    Hi Minnie stranger things have happened. Still a very cool liner .

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    Hi Minnie stranger things have happened. Still a very cool liner .

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