Original WWII Pearl Harbor Hickam Field Hawaii Named Veteran Grouping

Item Description

Original Items: One-of-a-kind set. John K Hollwedel serial#: 06997778 was born in 1915 and enlisted in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. He served in Hawaii after the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor.

Included in this grouping are the pieces:

• Named NCO khaki visor cap in nice condition with J.K. Hollwedel written on the inside of the brim.
• Painted trophy helmet that read "HICKAM FIELD, 7 DEC 1944". Named M1917A1 Helmet The M1917A1 was a development of the M1917 helmet. Early examples used WW1 surplus shells while later versions were manufactured outright. The early examples were stripped, repainted and relined, (as is the case with this exhibit, stamped ZD). The M1917A1 was used from the late 1930s and early into the Second World War, being replaced by the M1 helmet sometime in 1941. The lining is leather with a leather crown cushion while the chinstrap is as that used on the early M1 helmets, being of made of webbing as opposed to leather. Liner is marked PEARL HARBOR T.H. HICKAM FIELD Hollwedel. December 7th 1941 (name on liner and paint was added years after the battle since this soldier was not yet on island in December 1941).
• Very Rare U.S. NAVY YARD PEARL HARBOR T.H. Brass Tag with serial No 99131. These were tool check out tags used by personnel in order to make sure they returned them. This one is nicely marked with original chain and has a U.S. Anchor on the reverse side. measures about 1" in diameter.

A very nice set from the location of the battle that brought the USA into WW2 named to a known NCO of the U.S. Army who is recorded as serving in Hawaii during WW2.

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