WORLD WAR I
Helmet

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Description Model 1916 Stahlhelm: steel domed helmet with flared rim and extended front rim; two front bolts for removable steel visor; painted green with mottled tan and brown camouflage paint; leather liner with fabric padding inside; leather chin strap.

Brought home as a souvenir by Harold R. Nichols, Company A, 119th Machinegun Battalion, 32nd Division during World War I. The 119th Machine Gun Battalion was formed from the 6th Wisconsin Regiment, Wisconsin National Guard and was commanded by Major Percy C. Atkinson. Harold R. Nichols enlisted on June 9, 1917 and was assigned to Company A, 119th Machinegun Battalion, 32nd Division. He served in France from February 19, 1918 until May 21, 1919. He was discharged on June 1, 1919. He is first listed in the Oshkosh City Directory with his wife Maeta T. Nichols in 1940. He died in Oshkosh circa 1975.
Dimensions H-6.5 W-9.25 L-12.5 inches
Year Range from 1916
Event World War I
Year range to 1918
Material Steel/Leather/Felt/Cotton
Object ID 6213-5
Object Name Helmet
People Nichols, Harold R.
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