PERIOD ORGINAL WWII 2nd PATTERN GERMAN PITH HELMET. CONDITION AS SHOWN IN PHOTOS. SHILEDS ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. THERE IS SOME CHIPPING AT RIM AND WIRE IS EXPOSED IN COUPLE SPOTS. OVER ALL PRETTY GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE. ARMY AIRCORPS VETERAN BRING BACK AFTER THE WAR. VETERAN SEGEANT DAILY CORNWELL 9th Air Force. HE SERVED FROM 1942 THRU THE END OF THE WAR. The 9th Air Force was originally constituted as V Air Support Command on August 21, 1941 and activated on September 1, 1941. It was re-designated 9th AF in April 1942. The 9th AF participated in Egypt and Libya, the campaign in Tunisia, and the invasions of Sicily and Italy. The 9th transferred to England in October, 1943 and participated in Normandy invasion and the rest of the European continent until the VE-Day. Constituted as V Air Support Command on 21 Aug 1941. Activated on 1 Sep 1941. Redesignated Ninth AF in Apr 1942. Moved to Egypt and began operations on 12 Nov 1942, participating in the Allied drive across Egypt and Libya, the campaign in Tunisia, and the invasions of Sicily and Italy. Moved to England in Oct 1943 to become the tactical air force for the invasion of the Continent. Helped prepare for the assault on Normandy, supported operations on the beach in Jun 1944, and took part in the drive that carried the Allies across France and culminated in victory over Germany in May 1945. Inactivated in Germany on 2 Dec 1945. The item “Original period WWII GERMAN 2ND PATTERN PITH HELMET VINTAGE” is in sale since Tuesday, June 13, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Patches”. The seller is “rez7026″ and is located in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original Reproduction Reprint: Original
- Time Period: WWII
- Original/Reproduction: Original