Early WW2 U.S. M1917A1 "Wake Helmet"

Initials of soldier inside.

All original pieces of the helmet are included. 

 

** M1917A1 **

The first American steel helmet was adopted during World War I as the M1917 "Doughboy" helmet. The M1917A1, adopted in 1939, had only minor changes and was visually almost identical. In 1941, the M1917A1 helmet was replaced by the M-1 "steel pot" helmet in all the armed services, although it did not become universal for at least another year.

 

** WW2 **

World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers. In a total war directly involving more than 100 million personnel from more than 30 countries, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. Aircraft played a major role in the conflict, enabling the strategic bombing of population centres and the only two uses of nuclear weapons in war to this day. World War II was by far the deadliest conflict in human history, and resulted in 70 to 85 million fatalities, a majority being civilians. Tens of millions of people died due to genocides, starvation, massacres, and disease. In the wake of the Axis defeat, Germany and Japan were occupied, and war crimes tribunals were conducted against German and Japanese leaders.

Early WW2 U.S. M1917A1 "Wake Helmet"

SKU: WW2 "Wake Helmet" M1917A1 - $200
$200.00Price
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