WORLD WAR I
Helmet

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Description German Helmet or Pickelhaube: domed black leather crown; black leather front visor and rear brim with steel edges; gray steel spike mount with spike on top; gray steel front plate with the Arms of the German State of Baden in front consisting of a winged lion grasping a sword protecting a shield with the motto "MIT GOTT/F. FUERST U/VATERLAND"; leather chin strap with two adjustable steel buckles; German National Cockade or Korcarde on left side with black, white, and red.

This helmet was brought home by Otto Suess, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. Otto Suess was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin October 10, 1890. He worked as a shipping clerk prior to enlisting in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. He transferred with the rest of the company to the US Army and was assigned to Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. He was later assigned to the Headquarters Detachment. He was promoted to Private First Class and Corporal. He survived the war and returned April 28, 1919.
Dimensions H-9 W-7 L-10 inches
Year Range from 1914
Event World War I
Year range to 1916
Material Leather/Steel
Makers mark B.A. XIV/1916/R113
Object ID 1651-34
Object Name Helmet
People Suess, Otto
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