No such thing as an Officers helmet friend.
The Star is a replacement and not a star for a helmet.
That is not kanji ... it is gibberish written to appear to be "oriental writing" executed by someone unfamiliar with Chinese characters.
And to add. The net is not Japanese. It appears to be British (or maybe American - I get confused with these a bit) if it is even real at all
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
Looks like an aluminum collar star from WWII Italy.........
Thanks for your help Guys!!!!
As Always you are awesome!!!
Its a Swedish helmet made to look Japanese.
It won't have been anywhere near Okinawa!