American soldiers had no helmet design upon entry into the war, so the British Mark I helmet was copied and issued. The American version differed in that, among other features, it had a leather lining band and a coat of sawdust under the paint to dull the olive drab finish, visible in this example.

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Photo by: Eric Reinert |  VIRIN: 220627-A-DS407-024.JPG