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#1 BEAST

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 02:11 AM

There has been an excellent discussion on the WWI painted helmet lately. I would like to see as many examples of painted or otherwise decorated helmets as possible. Whether they were done in the trenches, done on the ship home or as a decoration for local American Legion/VFW hall, please post them!

Here is one from my collection. This one shows service in the 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. 150th FA was (and still is) an Indiana National Guard unit. The painting indicates the vet spent 18 months overseas and was wounded.


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Posted 05 April 2007 - 04:43 PM

32nd Div Camo
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 04:48 PM

Another 32nd, sand camo
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 04:53 PM

89th Div. !78th Inf.
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 04:57 PM

33rd Engineers
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 04:59 PM

77th Div.
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:03 PM

1st Army
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:04 PM

Kind of hard to see 3 color camo.
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:06 PM

35th Div. 128th Mg. Bn.
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:10 PM

35th Div.
not sure which unit.
front of helmet says Co.G
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:52 PM

35th ? not sure which unit.
2 black quadrants over 2 yellow
probably 130th Mg Bn but what co. ?
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:54 PM

35th Div 137th Inf. ? Co.
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:55 PM

Heres my great grandfathers!!!!!! 80th division

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:56 PM

35th Div. 110th Engineers
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:57 PM

28th Div.
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:00 PM

42nd. Div. 151st Field Artillery Co. C
A Minnesota unit. rare helmet
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 07:32 AM

My one and only M1917 helmet. Belonged to a Peter Losso, but I am still trying to ascertain what outfit he was a part of (as indicated by the white diamond):

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 12:27 PM

My one and only M1917 helmet. Belonged to a Peter Losso, but I am still trying to ascertain what outfit he was a part of (as indicated by the white diamond):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/Necrobaron/DSC00083.jpg


And here are a couple of more:

The first is attributed to SGT John Major, 112th Engineers, 37th Division. It has been previously seen in Chris Armold's "Painted Steel"

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 12:29 PM

And here are a couple of more:

The first is attributed to SGT John Major, 112th Engineers, 37th Division. It has been previously seen in Chris Armold's "Painted Steel"


And another -- this one with insignia of 178th Infantry Brigade, 89th Division painted on both sides.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 01:55 PM

I've owned this Model 1917 for a long time so believe it to legit. Painted insignia of the 33rd Div and named inside to FRANK H GRABIN DIV HQ AGO and then an APO number. I assume he was an officer on the Division HQ staff.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:02 AM

1st Division.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:05 AM

164th Field Artillery Brigade, 89th Division.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:54 AM

Here is one of my favorites... 101st Engineers, id'ed to Pvt. Stuart of D. Company.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:57 AM

Another 26th division variant...102nd Infantry, this one belonging to Pvt. William Bailey of Hq. Company. The charter oak is Connecticut's most recognizable symbol.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:15 PM

Sorry for the bad photo but here is the newest lid in my collection. It's faintly ink named on the chinstrap to Pvt Earl C Sawin and he matches up on the 4th Brigade roster as being in the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. Got this one from his grandson whom had unfortunatly stored it in his garage for 15 years after Sawin's death. Still....not too many real ones still out there.

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