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Named, Painted WWI US Flight helmets

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    Default Named, Painted WWI US Flight helmets

    I just picked these up today at a local show and would like some help identifying the officer that owned these. Both helmets are soft leather and made by Spalding and have information about the owner painted onto them. One helmet also has a beautifully rendered set of wings painted across the front.

    Both are named to a Captain John H. Hunter US Air Service AEF.

    And on another forum a member found a General John Heard Hunter who served with the Air Service in WWI:
    http://archives.savannahnow.com/sav_.../C_2348319.pdf

    The first helmet which has Captain Hunter's name marked twice, once as a First lieutenant and then as a Captain:

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    The second helmet that has the wings painted across the front and the Captains name on the side:

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    Can't help you with the name, but these
    are beautiful helmets.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Great find friend.

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    Thank you both, I appreciate it.

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    Lovely helmets!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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