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  • 2 weeks later...

3rd Army + IV Corps, the checkerboard Circle underneath the "O.H.B." is for the IV Corps, which likely explains the 4 Aces. I see a pair of dice on there as well, very interesting piece. 

I do find it interesting to see that the 3rd Army was formed on November 7th, 1918, so I would wonder when this helmet was painted. 

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On March 18, 2017 at 13:45, dante said:

Love to know as well....Initials of his name?


On March 18, 2017 at 23:54, The Prussian said:

We see 3rd army, IV.corps, but no divisional markling.

Probably the man served directly with the IV.corps?

This helmet is definitely a case for IV Corps service, I am at a loss for the O.H.B. as well (certainly could be initials). I will ask my WWI collector buddy to see what he thinks. 

OP, do you have any photos of the edges with the other paintings in more detail? 

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I have seen a lot of pictures of these being worn at homecoming parades or at Memorial Day parades-esp. in the 1920s. I have never seen a photo of one like this in France/Germany. 

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