WWII Inland Paratrooper M2 M1-C Helmet Liner
This original U.S. WWII Inland manufactured paratrooper helmet liner is in exceptional condition - possibly the best I have seen. It was purchased from a gentleman located in Loganville, Georgia - just 75 miles away from the paratrooper training facility, Camp Toccoa. Interestingly, Westinghouse was the only company that provided ready-to-use airborne helmet liners during the war; each of the 75,000 Inland produced airborne liners began their lives as infantry models and were later converted by the McCord Radiator & Manufacturing Co. prior to being issued. The liner features non-painted steel A-washers, original factory-installed khaki A-yokes, steel wire buckles, and brass sockets to accommodate the corresponding snaps on a shell's chinstrap. These features date the liner's production to 1943. The Johnson & Johnson manufactured khaki suspension is strong and intact. It has recently been outfitted with an original Sun Shoe Mfg. Co. double-wire headband and a George Frost Co. manufactured neckband - both of which match the liner's suspension perfectly. The exterior's original factory finish is in excellent condition, with slight rust staining from sitting in a steel shell. This liner will display quite nicely when completed with an original leather chin cup and paired with an M2 "D-bail" helmet.