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Mexican Cavalry Adrian Helmet


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I found this years ago in an antique store in Belleflower in LA. I don't know why, I just had to have it.

Jon.

 

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As I understand, Mexican militaria from the WWII period is extremely difficult to find. I remember years ago seeing a WWII Life Magazine photo of Mexican soldiers riding on a train wearing these helmets.

 

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Very nice helmet! And what themick said is true, that WWII militaria from Mexico can be difficult to locate. Attached photos are of a Mexican visor cap from the Mexican 201 Squadron. This squadron was attached to the US 58th Fighter Group. They flew the P-47 "Jug" in combat in the Philippines. The cap was manufactured in Mexico City and is so embossed on the sweatband.

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hi

 

very nice helmet in mint condition

 

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Thanks Kansimba. It used to be "minter" but I had this on display on the top of my huge bookshelf in the living room (obviously, before I got married) and I had love birds who occasionally escaped who, for some reason, zero'd in on the leather chin strap and liked to nibble at it. It used to be nearly perfect.

Jon.

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As I understand, Mexican militaria from the WWII period is extremely difficult to find. I remember years ago seeing a WWII Life Magazine photo of Mexican soldiers riding on a train wearing these helmets.

 

Steve

Steve, It looks like French standard 1930's - early WW2 manufacture. This having a cavalry plate, I wonder if anyone knows how many different plates were used for the Mexican Adrian and if photos exist? Infantry, Artillery?

Jon.

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Very nice helmet! And what themick said is true, that WWII militaria from Mexico can be difficult to locate. Attached photos are of a Mexican visor cap from the Mexican 201 Squadron. This squadron was attached to the US 58th Fighter Group. They flew the P-47 "Jug" in combat in the Philippines. The cap was manufactured in Mexico City and is so embossed on the sweatband.

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Scarecrow, Those are some great pictures. I didn't know Mexico was involved in the fight in WW2 until I saw a great display about the 201 Squadron at our local gun show here in Hawaii a couple years ago. A nice retired gentleman originally from Mexico does militaria displays about once every year at our local show. Last year he did a display about the Mexican-American war of 1846-1848 battle of Buena Vista. We learn so much from these kind of things.

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A very interesting helmet, I sure didn't know that Adrian Helmets were used by Mexico.

Dan, I wonder if anyone knows how many different countries used this helmet?

Jon.

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Very cool, from what Ive seen Mexico used a ton of different countries steel helmets for their army.

Wake 41, A long-time acquaintance of mine who has been dealing with militaria for years told me that when he was taken on a tour of stored surplus Mexican weapons and small-arms, he saw stuff that would knock your socks off from almost everywhere in the world. Jon.

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Found a variety of photos of this helmet being worn on the Internet.

 

 

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