In the latter half of the modern age, World War I tank personnel wore leather helmets with soft interior padding, while pilots of the same era wore soft leather helmets and aviator goggles. In the early days of the automobile, some motorists also adopted this style of headgear. Even today people who drive classic and/or open cars or fly open cockpit planes also often use leather helmets and goggles.
Memories of hero rekindled ; Maine man returns curio to widow of the original owner, Boston firefighter who inspired others to follow in his steps
Apr 03, 2011; FAIRHAVEN - The big, heavy firefighter's helmet with the number 26 on its front was always within reach throughout Nick...