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What kind of helmet do I have?

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    I need to know what kind of helmet I have and how old it is. Its a Brodie/M1917 green steel helmet. It has a brown leather liner, a rough exterior, and a rivet on top. On the liner is says "ERNEST NEMETH 20217848". The brim is app. 1.5-2in. please help!!! thanks

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    Hi, welcome to the forum!

    A picture always helps. Please post one if you can.

    The name and serial number should make the helmet researchable.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    How can I search the name and serial #?

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    Here you go:

    Military Personnel Records

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Sounds like an M1917A-1 U.S. helmet. Below is the research on your man from the National Archives. One number off but the same name, I think this is your boy. Looks like he joined before WWII broke out as a guardsman. This would probably be his pre-war helmet. Great find! Post some pictures when you get a chance.

    ARMY SERIAL NUMBER: 20217948
    NAME: NEMETH, ERNEST
    RESIDENCE: STATE 23 NEW YORK
    RESIDENCE: COUNTY 061 NEW YORK
    PLACE OF ENLISTMENT: 2364 NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK
    DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY: 16
    DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH: 10
    DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR: 40
    GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION: Private
    BRANCH: CODE 82 Corps of Engineers
    TERM OF ENLISTMENT: Undefined Code
    SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL: 7 National Guard
    NATIVITY: 22 NEW JERSEY
    YEAR OF BIRTH: 1912
    RACE AND CITIZENSHIP: 1 White, citizen
    EDUCATION: 4 years of high school
    CIVILIAN OCCUPATION: 226 Cooks, except private family
    MARITAL STATUS: 6 Single, without dependents
    COMPONENT OF THE ARMY: 4 National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
    BOX NUMBER: 0333
    FILM REEL NUMBER: 3.55#

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    Thanks thats awesome u think its worth anything?

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    Quote by MTH2012 View Post
    Thanks thats awesome u think its worth anything?
    M1917A-1's are a sought after type of helmet by a small segment of U.S. helmet collectors. Since this helmet was likely a pre-war lid, it's value would be somewhat lower. However, it does have provenance(history with a name). The value, of course would have to be based on it's condition: Mint, Average or Relic. Again, pictures would be a tremendous help. No one could really give you any positive ID or idea of value without seeing it first.

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