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I should be getting known on here by now for my wild guesses and speculations....

But Il make another one on this helmet.

It seems like maybe this one was cammoed for its intended purpose

rather than a souvenier.???

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Recently obtained this camo helmet. Initially I did not realize there was a shield painted on the top of the helmet. After studying the remaining paint job closer, I realized it was a 7th infantry helmet. Here is a picture of my helmet (top) and a picture of a restored helmet from a dealer (bottom) that has been sold. The resemblance is somewhat clear. The dealer's helmet was listed as being original but professionally "restored".

 

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Another picture of the helmet... Hopefully you can make out the shield on the helmet.

 

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I should be getting known on here by now for my wild guesses and speculations....

But Il make another one on this helmet.

It seems like maybe this one was cammoed for its intended purpose

rather than a souvenier.???

I have seen a number of these sell on ebay over the years. If you go to worthpoint,com you can probably find them through the right search words.

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I suspect this is one of the patterns sold at the docks while doughboys were on their way home. I have seen a couple different insignia on them but most commonly the 7th.


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American Forces in Germany (AFG), the occupation troops.

 

 

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