Mid-WWII USN D-Day Invasion Fixed Loop M1 Helmet & Firestone Liner (1943 Set)
This is an original mid-WWII USN M1 helmet set. Painted around the helmet's circumference is a battleship gray-blue band, with light gray beneath that. This configuration was common among Navy personnel taking part in D-Day and other amphibious invasions. The McCord manufactured front seam fixed loop helmet shell has a heat stamp of 651B, dating its production to September 1943. In addition to the hand-painted band, the helmet retains its original olive drab factory finish, cork texture, and steel-buckled khaki chinstraps. The longer chinstrap is named to a "Young, E. Gerald." The Firestone manufactured liner's original olive drab factory paint finish is in excellent condition. It features green-painted steel A-washers and a khaki suspension, which date the liner's production from mid-1943 to mid-1944. The khaki suspension is strong and intact. It comes complete with its original Joseph N. Eisendrath Co. headband, neckband, and green-buckled leather liner strap.