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Us helmet of WW2

Article about: It would be a major general's helmet liner with two star, except they are sloppily painted on. I doubt any general would find this acceptable to wear. The red insignia also appears to be jus

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    Default Us helmet of WW2

    This is an US helmet from WW2..
    There is red painted on the steel a symbol.

    It is from the pacific war area or from european area??

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    Could you post a photograph of the symbol and of the front and insides of the steel pot?

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    the symbol is in the phirst photo

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    I am sorry. Either my monitor or my bad eyes prevent me from seeing any symbol.

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    It is only delimitated with red line...

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    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	157215I believe it's like this symbol

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    Here there are another 4 photos..

    There are also 2 stars..Name:  elmetto americano ww2 7.jpg
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    If, and it's a bit tricky to tell, the outline is round like the one shown n the museum shot above, I would suggest it represents the "Red ball Express" - the nickname given to the overland supply line in France after D-Day.

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    And the two stars?
    It is a M-1 or a M-2 helmet?

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    its an M-1 shell an M-2 was an airborne shell with fixed D shaped bails.

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