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G.I. Combat Annotated Japanese Sun Helmet
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A Japanese Army sun helmet that was annotated by the American G.I. who captured the helmet with the battles and locations of his service. The names include Guadalcanal, Bouganville, Green Island, New Guinea, as well as Leyte, Mindanao and Mindoro in the Philippine Islands. The helmet shows both exterior and interior wear with stains and breaks in the wicker body can be felt but the annotations remain completely legible. The chin strap is intact.