Early-WWII Inland M1 Helmet Liner W/ Transitional Suspension (ID'd)
This original early-WWII Inland manufactured M1 helmet liner is ID'd to John W. Moore, serial number 32922527. View the Veteran's Information section for more details regarding Moore's military service. It features non-painted steel A-washers, a transitional khaki suspension, and folded ends on the neck support. These early features date the liner's production from mid-1942 to mid-1943. The Johnson & Johnson manufactured suspension is strong and intact. It is inscribed with Moore's laundry number, M-2527. The liner comes complete with its original neckband, flat-lipped leather liner strap, and a recently-installed size 6 5/8 rayon headband, also manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. The exterior's original flat olive drab factory paint finish is penciled at the front with "Moore, J. W." This liner will display quite nicely when paired with a fixed loop helmet shell.
Hudson County, New Jersey resident, John W. Moore, serial number 32922527, was born in 1924. Moore enlisted in the United States Army on May 17, 1943. Below, are Moore's records from the National Archives. Normally, we would have also requested Moore's complete file through a FOIA request, however this is unavailable at the time of writing - there is still plenty of research for the new owner to do!