Looks like the real deal to me.
Yep-Looks straight to me too. I'd say the original owner Definitely did Not have a good day.... Nice helmet,btw ! William
This helmet looks good to me as well.
Judging by the patina and rust near the damage, I would say that the damage is period as well, or at least immediately post-war.
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags
The decals are right as rain SE Police decals, and yes it appears that he had a bad day. Jim G.
Great piece , my kind of lid ,cheers Raymond
I like it too, lets just hope I get it!
Good Luck! Jim G.