M1 Fixed Bale Helmet and Cap. Helmet shell is marked 624B which dates it to 1943 . Liner is a Westinghouse . Both are in Excellant un-cleaned condition with a few minor storage marks . Original leather strap is intact . Cap Is a G.I. issue boonie with a 91st Infantry division patch hand sewn to the front . The name "Gunn" is penned inside . These came together from a local estate . The only detriment would be a small section of the inside rear of the liner where someone had put a piece of packaging tape to hold the liner and shell together .
The 83rd Infantry was formed on December 1, 1939, in Troop Maneuver Area Bergen and consisted of reservists from northern Germany (Wehrkreise II, X, XI, and XX). It initial strength was 15,552 men. It fought in France in June 1940, and spent Christmas of…