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Article about: On one of the tanker helmets I have there is writing on the leather liner and on the rear band I am having trouble figuring out what it says. I need fresh eyes on it any help would be great.

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    On one of the tanker helmets I have there is writing on the leather liner and on the rear band I am having trouble figuring out what it says. I need fresh eyes on it any help would be great. Thanks, Marty
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    Looks like the first word is Swartz. Probably a last name. I can't make out the rest.

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    I think the rear band is his name (Swartz as Steve noted) and then his serial number (RA = regular army)

    On the leather below Swartz it looks like "R.A" or R.D. If R.A then maybe the next row is SR 0936. Which could stand for "serial number" followed by 0936, same as on the band. If R.D., then maybe his initials?

    Below that I can't figure out. Can read it but makes no sense to me. I see "1st" and 4th", maybe 4th company and 1st ????

    Eitherway this guy needed to go back to penmenship school or was drunk!

    Michael
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    Written while going through France in his Sherman!

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    Are we sure this isn't the work of a vet's child/ grandchild/ great grandchild? I've seen bad handwriting before... But my god!!

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    Might have something to do with this guy????

    Cheers Dan
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    Swartz is about all I could get and part of the serial number. I believe the helmet is one that came out of the crates that were found in India of ww2 surplus that possibly was given to a vet. that may account for the really bad hand writing given that he tried to write his information on the helmet, just a theory. I was hoping to link it to a vet even if it is post war writing. Marty

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    kids writing.

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