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  1. That's pretty interesting. I'd say it was a pretty early helmet, since the first few months of m1917 helmet production were pretty chaotic with regard to marking the helmets, and especially so with ZA.
  2. That's a nice one for sure. Is there a number after the ZA stamp?
  3. I believe the individual photos were taken before going overseas, so he's most likely missing because he was a replacement.
  4. All the photographic and documentary evidence I have seen suggests that they wore khaki Adrians with standard French badges.
  5. Nobody ever lost a helmet in the field and was issued a new one?
  6. The paint has the right look for a 1920s-30s USMC helmet, but punching a hole in a helmet with old glossy paint and throwing on an EGA is way too easy for me to be comfortable with it.
  7. Blue shield for HQ Train and MPs.
  8. My suspicion is that they were intended to help keep the rim affixed to the helmet. They seem to be found only on fairly early helmets, which suggests that additional testing showed that they were not necessary and were then dispensed with.
  9. The shell was made by Edward G. Budd very late in the war, and the liner was made by Progressive Knitting Works.
  10. I heard a while back that someone was looking for some objects from the collection, and none of the curators at Ft. Lee seemed to know where they'd disappeared to. It's really a shame that they haven't gotten something up and running.
  11. It's up on ebay now. Properly described, and with a reserve.
  12. I'm pretty sure every Engineer regiment had a Truck Company, so it's going to be pretty tough to narrow it down.
  13. It looks like the sort of thing that the National Vulcanized Fiber Co. in Yorklyn, DE made for many years.
  14. Looks like original hardware married to new leather.
  15. It looks like the stamp reads "SECONDS REJECTED BY USMC".
  16. I think this is for the Artillery Repair Shops at Mehun.
  17. Is the insignia paint or a decal? I used to have one with the same glossy OD paint, and the 40th Division insignia was a decal.
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