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When the United States entered World War I it had no steel helmet and was initially equipped with British Brodie helmets. The American military turned to Dr. Bashford Dean, curator of arms and armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and an armor expert, to design a new helmet. Submitted in June of 1917, the No.2 helmet featured a larger rim than the British or French helmets with its design influenced by the helmets of classical Greece. Basher makes no references in his book Helmets and Body Armor in Modern Warfare of a No.1 helmet. There was some field testing of the No. 2 and it was well received. 2,000 were produced by the Ford Motor Company of Detroit, Michigan. However, it was difficult to manufacture and to close in design to the German M16 helmet, and was rejected by the U.S. Army. This example is solid with a strong finish and two of the German style liner 'pillows' intact. Neat stuff!
This is a very nice grouping from a B17 crewmember, Wayne Brubaker, who was in the 398th Bomb Group (8th Air Force), 600 bomb squadron. There is a ton written about him online, and I found a history of the 600th - he and his crew flew on Jun 3rd, 1944 in preparation for DDAY, and also Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, and at the end of the war flew prisoners back from Germany to France. In the crew photo, he is in the first row all the way to the right. Included his original worn Chenille patch, as well as a pic of him wearing his flight jacket with the patch, a Christmas card, and a commendation letter. I've never seen a 600th Squadron Chenille patch anywhere before - so I was really excited to find one with such a history!
Is it sweetened with cyclamates?
Best Kool Aid ever.
In 1969 cyclamates were banned because they caused cancer in rats after ingesting the equivalent of 550 cans of diet soda (or pop if you are from Michigan) a day.
After 1969 Kool Aid was filled with sugar which took for ever to dissolve in cold water.
Indeed- nice pickups
I put in good bids. However, was ultimately happy that someone else got them, as I already have examples of each. Particularly the Dibbs is hard to find and an interesting wing. The Linz Bros was a "sweetheart" wing and different from the full size Linz wings.