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  1. Bales are supposed to be steel, not stainless steel. That is the first dead give away of the helmet not being original.
  2. The Sea Bee Submarine story gets better, as the Admiral was also a Polar Bear! His collection of photographs was donated long ago and are available to the public. Some information can be found here about his WWI grouping. As goofy as the helmet with cross on it is, the background of the family is quite interesting. regards, Arthur : ) Allied Intervention in Northern Russia, 1918-1920 - Image Gallery Essay PRINT EMAIL A FRIEND FACEBOOK TWITTER MORE... Officers Returning from the Front, 1918 ca.Two officers wearing heavy winter clothes are seated in a horse-drawn w
  3. Hello Again Everyone- Please see information about the father-in-law, who passed away in 1969: A decorated World War I and World War II veteran, Robert Colton Johnson was born September 21, 1894 in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1917. Later that year, Johnson joined the 310th Engineers Company C as a 1st Lieutenant (Topographical Officer) and sailed from the U.S. on July 11, 1918, to serve with the American Expeditionary Force, also known as the Polar Bears, in Archangel, Russia. For his service with the Polar Be
  4. Some of the items from the sale were named to Adm. Robert Colton Johnson, who served in both World Wars and was an Engineer in the Milwaukee area after the war. Perhaps the Admiral was Mary Ann's father? The grouping appears to be a combo for Mr. Curtis and his father-in-law, Mr. Johnson.
  5. If someone here ends up with the helmet, I can share some photos of items from the estate. I was at the estate sale and acquired the Navy hat, Australian hat with sub badge, Chaplain's shoulder boards, knife and several Sea Bee unit books. In the books were some photos and newspaper clippings. One of the unit books was presented to the Admiral at a post-war reunion. The helmet was most likely presented to him as a gag gift. The photo that Manayunkman posted shows several of these items.
  6. We have a medic helmet from estate of a soldier of the 782nd Tank Battalion who was in Europe during WWII. In March 1945 in photos from France the medic panels are still visible. In one of the letters written from Czechoslovakia the soldier writes that while driving jeep through woods he was fired upon but the German was a poor shot and missed him. Some time after getting into Czechoslovakia the helmet was painted over with this shade of lime green paint. We will try to post some photos at a later time. There is an online copy of the regimental history of the 782nd Tank Battalion. Per
  7. I wish I could hear of more stories like this. Fantastic. I hope more people read this.
  8. Very Nice! Could you post close-up of the front and back of the Sea Squatter pin? Thank you.
  9. Mr. Jerry- I visited with a USMC Vietnam veteran who wore the red square on his headgear and clothing but he was involved with helicopter landings/re-supply. I will forward some photos of a few photos of his for reference.
  10. During WWII it was the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division (Red Arrow).
  11. Recently purchased a war time photo with a TD marking on a steel helmet. But for the helmet at question, definitely agree with Troy.
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