Original U.S. WWI Named 41st Infantry Division Sunsetter Grouping - Sergeant George Yiengst

Item Description

Original Items: One-of-a-kind set. This is a very scarce authentic WWI collection from Sergeant George B. Yiengst serial number 4484607 born April 18th, 1897 who served in 147th Artillery Regiment, 1st Battery. Included in this exceptional set are the following:

• Exceptional doughboy helmet hand painted by Sergeant Yiengst and reads SGT. G.B. YIENGST along with names of locations he was stationed throughout the great war. These include: Camp Jackson, Camp Stewart, Brest, Hunt, De Souge, Pauillac, and Genicart.
• Tunic approximately size 36 with correct Chevrons and Sunsetters shoulder patch.
• Garrison overseas cap with original paper label size 7 1/8.
• Original U.S. WWI Doughboy Gas Mask Set with filter carry case and complete instructions card. The case is marked Serg. Geo. B. Yiengst 1st Battery F.A.R.R. APO 778, ASF FRANCE.
• Brass tench whistle with chain and button hole hook.
• Original dog tags that read George B. Yiengst 4484607
• 5 rounds of springfield rifle .30 ammunition (discharged) in a stripper clip all dated 1918.
• 6 round of .45 ACP 1911 ammunition (discharged) in two half moon clips for use in a revolver (such as a Webley Mk VI in .455).
• Putties (leg wraps)
• Wool Socks
• Original roster of men in his unit with serial numbers.
• Copy of his original registration card

The 41st was first activated for Army service in 1 April 1917 primarily from Guard units of the northwestern United States and trained at Camp Green, North Carolina. It consisted of the 81st Infantry Brigade (161st and 162nd Infantry Regiments) and the 82nd Infantry Brigade (163rd and 164th Infantry Regiments).[1] On 26 November 1917 the division embarked for Europe as part of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF). Men of the 41st were aboard the SS Tuscania when it was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sunk off the coast of Northern Ireland.

In France, the 41st Division received a major disappointment. It was designated a replacement division and did not go to combat as a unit. The majority of its infantry personnel went to the 1st, 2nd, 32nd and 42nd Infantry Divisions where they served throughout the war. The 147th Artillery Regiment (United States) was attached to the 32nd Division and saw action at the Third Battle of the Aisne, the Meuse-Argonne and other areas. The 146th and 148th of the 66th Field Artillery Brigade were attached as corps artillery units and participated in the battles of Château-Thierry, Aisne-Marne, St Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne.

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