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Troy,

 

Nice looking one. Yea I was just so excited I found pictures. Had the helmet for 15 years, but when I first purchased the set none of those files existed on the internet. Regards the alignment. This one has it centered, as well as the 312 MG BN on the back centered as well. I wonder if that was certain Battalions that off centered? I know that would not surprise me if that was the reason why a certain proportion of them found are like that... Us Army folks as units are always trying to show our own "" colors in a way to set ourselves/units apart.

 

-Peg6

 

Peg6,

 

Thanks and I agree many different SOP's in the sub-units. That is a great helmet.

 

Troy

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Probably CAC for Coast Artillery Corps, not CCA.

Right! Thanks for correcting the typo. I'm curious if there are other camo or unit marked experimental helmets out there.

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Love this thread. WWI helmets just have a very special touch to them... Its amazing to me that WWI shells don't go for as much as WWII shells... esp with names.

 

-Peg

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Another 82nd. Drove 2hrs through an ice storm the night before leaving for the SOS to buy a near complete uniform grouping from a grandson. Gotta love craigslist. Helmet is nice and complete, I swear I just saw a similarly camouflaged one to the same regiment (326th) - but cant find it now. Interesting that the 82nd isn't squared up on the front.

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I picked up a neat "Old Hickory" helmet in my town. There is an additional cockade or flower painted beneath the Old Hickory image.The camouflage paint seems to have sawdust mixed within.

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Heres pics from cover of the November/ December issue of VFW magazine showing USMC helmets worn by returning Marines in NY,NY in 1919. Note Marines helmet with woman has EGA blotted out, helmet on Marine to right has EGA visible.post-6975-0-82631500-1545317018.jpegpost-6975-0-60517300-1545317033.jpeg

Love to get one of these real helmets...post-6975-0-82631500-1545317018.jpeg

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Here is my 40th ‘Sunshine’ Division helmet. My grandfather’s unit. He was in the 115th Ammunition Train in France in 1918.

 

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