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I picked these up directly from the vet's son.
Helmets of Helmets of Sr, Master Sergeant Earl C. Heusinger, US Army, WWII.
He was a career Army vet serving from 1940-1946 active duty during the war.
After the war he stayed in the reserves until retirement as a Sr. Master Sgt.
Here is some information from the vets son:
The helmets were all my Dads. He is a WWII vet (England, Ireland, North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. Came ashore at Anzio). He served in the NY Army Guard and Army Reserves. 36 years total. Retired as an E-8. All the helmets are from his time in the NY Guard. 27th Division. The MP helmet was from his time with the division MP Company. The others all from when he was in the division's tank battalion.

Sadly Sgt. Heusinger passed away but you can see him tell some of his story here on this Youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=341QpJFIX9g

Also here is an article about him:
Bypassing high school, veteran from Buffalo became a lead bugler for Uncle Sam - The Buffalo News

The MP helmet is interesting. It looks like someone used something (it is not crayon) to draw a red stripe around the helmet and the number 27 and the 27th Div logo.

The helmets I received are as follows:
RS SB MP Helmet heat lot number 1189D
FS SB Helmet heat lot number 283C (obviously a re purposed former FB)
3 Helmet liners. One is WWII era and the other two are 50's.

First up is the MP helmet.

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Re: Helmets of Sr, Master Sergeant Earl C. Heusinger, US Army, WWII
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 11:18:11 AM »
more of the MP helmet and liner

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Re: Helmets of Sr, Master Sergeant Earl C. Heusinger, US Army, WWII
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 11:19:18 AM »
Here is the FS SB.

I really like the liner with this one as it has his rank and 27th on it.

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Re: Helmets of Sr, Master Sergeant Earl C. Heusinger, US Army, WWII
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 11:20:19 AM »
Last photos.

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Re: Helmets of Sr, Master Sergeant Earl C. Heusinger, US Army, WWII
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 11:22:50 AM »
Lastly here is a photo

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Re: Helmets of Sr, Master Sergeant Earl C. Heusinger, US Army, WWII
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 02:39:04 AM »
What a great selection and with irrefutable provenance! Love the "spit 'n' polish" liners!
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Re: Helmets of Sr, Master Sergeant Earl C. Heusinger, US Army, WWII
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 07:10:38 PM »
Some great helmets, Mark, with an even better story! Glad you were able to obtain these, and the son was willing to pass on his father's story.
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Re: Helmets of Sr, Master Sergeant Earl C. Heusinger, US Army, WWII
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 04:44:12 AM »
Hi Mark an excellent grouping I seen these posted over at the WRF a few days ago ...

Regards Mark

 

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Re: Helmets of Sr, Master Sergeant Earl C. Heusinger, US Army, WWII
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 04:35:32 PM »
Thank you all for the kind comments.
Shout out to Eric (MasonK) for sending them my way.

 

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