Helmet, M-1917, 2nd Infantry Division, Belleau Wood, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne
Very nice genuine WWI US Army M-1917 Brodie helmet, on the front of which has been hand-painted an unusual variant of the 2nd Infantry Division insignia. Shell is hallmarked ZF 45 inside.
Complete with its liner in great shape, retaining all components including felt pad, leather chinstrap and label. Size 7.
The 2nd Infantry Division was constituted in France in September 1917 and first saw action in the spring of 1918. In July, the Indian Head Division was commanded by Major General Lejeune (Marine Corps) and subsequently participated in all major US engagements until the end of the war -- Aisne, Belleau Wood, Château-Thierry, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne among others. The 2nd ID was awarded the French Croix de Guerre three times for gallantry in action at Belleau Wood, Soissons and Blanc-Mont.
An amazing American Expeditionary Force relic in extraordinary good overall condition -- don't miss it!
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