WORLD WAR I
Helmet

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Description Model 1916 Stahlhelm: stamped steel oval crown including a front visor and side to rear to protect ears and neck; two exterior bolts for attachment of additional front plate; interior padding and chin strap not present. Painted field gray.

Label inside inscribed: "Otto Suess/Co. C/150 M.G.B.N." Found on Chateau Thierry [Battlefield] by Otto Suess, Company C., 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division. 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-6.25 W-9 L-12 inches
Year Range from 1916
Event World War I
Year range to 1918
Material Steel
Object ID 1651-35
Object Name Helmet
People Suess, Otto
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