This original early-WWII U.S. M1 helmet set exhibits faint handwriting located in the shell's interior, "10/12/42, O'Leary, 2nd Guard". The helmet is believed to have belonged to Norman L. O'Leary, serial number 35537015. Mr. O'Leary enlisted on the 10th of December, 1942 in Toledo, Ohio, the same area from where the helmet was recovered. The new owner will receive a copy of the veteran's National Archives service record, located under the Product Information section. The McCord manufactured helmet shell's heat stamp of 121A dates the helmet's production to April 1942. It retains its original factory paint, cork texture, and brass-buckled khaki chinstraps. The heavily worn Hawley manufactured helmet liner features non-painted steel A-washers and folded ends on the neck support, dating the liner's production to mid-1942. The khaki suspension is strong and intact. The liner comes outfitted with its original headband, neckband, and partial leather liner strap.
WWII Fixed Loop M1 Helmet & Hawley Liner (ID'd Set)