Original WWI Era US Army AEF M1917 Helmet Shell - Hand Painted 2nd Infantry Division Emblem - The Indianhed Division. This helmet has the orginal paint wth the original textured finish. It has a hand painted 2nd Infantry Division Emblem on the front of the helmet. The emblem is a Indianhead on a star in a blue circle background(the 23rd Infantry Regiment).Also know as the "Indianhead Division". This is the Helmet Shell ONLY. The liner and chinstrap are no longer present.
The rim is fully intact, not rusting and separating. There is a ZA181 stamped under the rim. The helmet has the original paint, no major dings or dents in the helmet. The division spent the winter of 191718 training with French and Scottish veterans.
Though judged unprepared by French tacticians, the. (AEF) was committed to combat in the spring of 1918 in a desperate attempt to halt a German advance toward Paris. Edward Mann Lewis Commanded the 3rd Brigade as they deployed to reinforce the battered French along the Paris to Metz road. The Division first fought at the. Battle of Belleau Wood and contributed to shattering the four-year-old stalemate on the battlefield during the.On 28 July 1918, Marine Corps Major General. The division went on to win hard-fought victories at. Finally the Indianhead Division participated in the. Meuse-Argonne Offensive which ended any German hope for victory. On 11 November 1918 the. The 2nd Division was three times awarded the.
For gallantry under fire at Belleau Wood, Soissons, and Blanc Mont. This entitles current members of the division and of those regiments that were part of the division at that time (including the 5th and 6th Marine Regiments) to wear a special lanyard, or.
The Navy authorized a special uniform change that allows hospital corpsmen assigned to 5th and 6th Marine Regiments to wear a shoulder strap on the left shoulder of their dress uniform so that the fourragère can be worn. The division lost 1,964 (plus USMC: 4,478) killed in action and 9,782 (plus USMC: 17,752) wounded in action. Check out my other items. The item "WWI US Army AEF M1917 Helmet Shell withHand Painted 2nd Infantry Div.
Emblem #1" is in sale since Sunday, March 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "koolstuff1958" and is located in Henderson, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.