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WW1 Souvenir painted Helmet.

Article about: In his Book " Painted Steel " Chris Arnold breaks the painted US WW1 Helmets in 3 categories : Unit marked helmets, souvenir helmets and camouflage helmets. I have some of each. I

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    This helmet belonged to Pvt Jesse Coen of 19th Balloon Company. 2nd Provisional Aero Regiment.

    Beautiful large Aero roundel on top.

    WW1 Souvenir painted Helmet.

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    WW1 Souvenir painted Helmet.
    NIE ZAPOMNIJMY O KRESACH.

    TAK BEDZIE JAK BOG DA.

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    WW1 Souvenir painted Helmet.
    NIE ZAPOMNIJMY O KRESACH.

    TAK BEDZIE JAK BOG DA.

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    WW1 Souvenir painted Helmet.

    WW1 Souvenir painted Helmet.

    WW1 Souvenir painted Helmet.
    NIE ZAPOMNIJMY O KRESACH.

    TAK BEDZIE JAK BOG DA.

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    WW1 Souvenir painted Helmet.WW1 Souvenir painted Helmet.WW1 Souvenir painted Helmet.
    NIE ZAPOMNIJMY O KRESACH.

    TAK BEDZIE JAK BOG DA.

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    Excellent helmet, really like the subdued paint on this helmet.

    Marty
    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    Jesse really had some fun painting that helmet. Almost did not recognise the A.E.F. lettering. I wonder if he was ever an artist or sign-writer?

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    Typically there were one or two people in the Company that did the painting. Jesse probably rubbed the helmet with a rock to make the surface smooth and prepped for painting.
    NIE ZAPOMNIJMY O KRESACH.

    TAK BEDZIE JAK BOG DA.

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    Well he must have traded quite a few cigarettes for that job as its highly detailed and time consuming.

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    The numbers next to "France", would they be dates of service? Maybe front line service?

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