2nd Infantry Division « Indianhead » Military Police USM1 helmet
A unique and extremely rare USM1 front seam fixed bale helmet used by the military police of the 2nd Infantry Division. The helmet retains its original period painted 2nd infantry division Indian head emblem painted over an earlier one. The white painted « MP » initials are underneath. The original yellow division band is present under the application of a three color stripped red, blue and thin white band painted on the helmet later during the conflict. Although unknown at this time for what particular purpose. The helmets exterior is in its original undisturbed and as found state. Shows wear, scuffs, and scraps. It was not stored in the most ideal environment. The two khaki web straps with early brass hardware are present and show straining but remain as found. The helmets interior shows paint loose and some rust. Barely visible along the back and painted in white paint is the name of the former owner « RENWE… ». No research has been performed. The helmet was found a few years ago and comes directly from the Ardennes area. A fresh to market helmet. Unique, untouched and desirable « MP » helmet to one of the most famous Infantry divisions of the war.
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