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Original Named WWI US 91st Division Double-Patched Uniform & Painted Helmet Grouping

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Original Item: Only One Available: This phenomenal double-patched WWI uniform grouping shows the true diversity of skill and aptitude among the millions of soldiers in the American Expeditionary Forces. A combat troop of the 91st Division who transferred to the Motor Transportation Corps following the end of the war. Don’t miss out on what is likely the only example of this patch combination.

This is a fantastic uniform & painted British brodie helmet grouping belonging to Supply Sergeant Taylor in the Motor Transportation Corps. The soldier was originally part of the 91st Division, most likely Company E, 363rd infantry regiment, based on the photo in the grouping. The uniform, including both the jacket and breeches, is a lovely private purchase example that has a 91st Division patch featuring a pine tree above a smaller Motor Transport Corps patch. The jacket has two overseas chevrons denoting 12-17 months overseas, as well as a US victory medal ribbon with three campaign stars and a local medal ribbon. The uniform is very soft on the inside and out. The helmet is a British-made example with a full liner and chinstrap, both in very pliable shape. The helmet is named TAYLOR on the chinstrap and has a clear 91st Division insignia painted on the front, with a 91 inside of a pine tree. Also included are his overseas cap with an MTC collar disc, a panoramic of Company E, 363rd infantry, and a photo of the soldier with a collar disc for Company E, 363rd infantry regiment.

Approximate Measurements:
Collar to shoulder: 10"
Shoulder to sleeve: 24”
Shoulder to shoulder: 15”
Chest width: 19"
Waist width: 18"
Hip width: 19.5"
Front length: 29.5"

Waist: 16"
Inseam: 20"

The 91st Division
The 91st Division (variously nicknamed as the "Pine Tree Division" or "Wild West Division") was a unit of the United States Army that fought in World War I and World War II. Constituted on 5 August 1917 at Camp Lewis, Washington, near Tacoma, the division soon thereafter departed for England in the summer of 1918. In September 1918, the division's first operation was in the St. Mihiel Offensive in France. Serving under the U.S. Army's V Corps, the division fought in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and successfully helped to destroy the German First Guard Division and continued to smash through three successive enemy lines.

Twelve days before the end of World War I, the division, as part of the VII Corps of the French Sixth Army, helped drive the Germans east across the Escaut River. The division was awarded separate campaign streamers for its active role in the Lorraine, Meuse-Argonne and Ypres-Lys campaigns.

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