my WW2 French headgear

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    my WW2 French headgear

    Post by 1stDivVet on Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:28 am

    Not much, but had to have them for the collection.

    M26 Casque Adrian. Has the 1937 pattern round flaming bomb badge for Infantry, Fortress troops, etc.




    French Navy Hat with Marine Nationale tally. This came with a US Navy Amphibious uniform I bought years ago. Apperently, this was one of his bring backs. With 4 stars on his ETO ribbon, I wonder if he got it in Africa, Algeria, or France. Doubt he got it in Italy..LOL




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    Re: my WW2 French headgear

    Post by JYN on Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:42 pm

    Hello,

    I like your French sailor's hat. The white cord which is passing from one side to another is missing. You will probably find on each side of the hat, a little loop to fix the cord. Is there any white marking inside of the hat ?
    Jean-Yves



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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:27 am

    Jean-Yves,

    Mine has 2 little black loops. Or more along the lines of the remains of 2 little black loops. On the inside of mine it is stamped in a very soiled white paint:
    2995 C 33 all in a line.

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    Re: my WW2 French headgear

    Post by JYN on Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:35 am

    Fins,

    The loops are for the cord. So you need a cord now.

    2995 C 33, precious information, owner enlisted serial number. The harbor he was enlisted in the Navy was CHERBOURG (C) and the year he was enlisted is 1933. Harbors codes are simple C for CHERBOURG, B for BREST, T for TOULON, etc...

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    Re: my WW2 French headgear

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:35 pm

    Jean-Yves,

    Thanks for the info!! I'll put that with the cap. I figured the number was a personal ID number of some type, but never would have guessed it had that much information in it!! I'll have to get a picture of the inside now. If you run across an extra cord, grab it for me. It'll be nice to complete it.

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    Re: my WW2 French headgear

    Post by fez on Tue May 08, 2012 11:11 am

    Mine has a coin attached to the underneath of the pompom ??
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    Re: my WW2 French headgear

    Post by JYN on Tue May 08, 2012 1:45 pm

    Hi,

    Asked my dad who did tell me that it is to avoid metal parts to hurt your head.

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