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    Hi!
    Of what division is the symbols ( there are 3 ) ?

    Is this a M16 or a M17 helmet?

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    Nothing??

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    The one in the pic top right appears to be that of the US 89th Inf Div. The other is too badly damaged for me to id. The front one I do not recognise.

    Known as M1917 helmets.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    The original 89th div insignia has been overpainted. The colors are nothing that was used during the period when WWI helmet insignia was applied. The frontal insignia does not relate to the 89th division.
    The helmet model is 1917 The same model was refurbished with a different liner and chinstrap in the 1930's and known as the 1917 A1.
    SteveR

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    Why was it overpainted?

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    I suspect someone has been messing around with the helmet. Hence the overpainting.

    Cheers, Ade.

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