This original early-WWII M1 helmet set is ID'd to Technical Sergeant Al Buse, serial number 441238. View the additional information in the upper right for details regarding the Marine's service. The McCord manufactured front seam fixed loop helmet shell has a heat stamp of 610B, dating the helmet's production to August 1943. It retains its original olive drab factory paint, cork texture, and flat steel-buckled khaki chinstraps. The shell's exterior exhibits original technical sergeant's stripes at the front and rear. Nearly every component is marked with Tech. Sergeant Buse's ID, including the shell's interior and chinstrap. The helmet's Firestone manufactured liner features green painted steel A-washers, dating the liner's production from mid-1943 to mid-1944. The ID'd khaki suspension is strong and intact. It comes complete with its original headband, size 3 Johnson & Johnson manufactured rayon neckband, and a green-buckled leather liner strap. The liner's exterior showcases its original olive drab factory finish, with multiple illustrations throughout.
ID'd USMC WWII Fixed Loop M1 Helmet & Firestone Liner Set
Red Lake Falls, Minnesota resident, Al Buse, serial number 441238, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on August 19, 1942. Buse rose to the rank of technical sergeant, prior to his honorable discharge in October 1945. According to original wartime muster rolls, Buse was stationed at numerous Marine Corps bases along the western coast of the United States. In addition to a photo of the veteran, the purchaser will receive 18 files, extensively detailing Tech. Sergeant Buse's military service record.