WWII Inland Paratrooper M2 M1-C Helmet Liner
This is an original U.S. WWII Inland manufactured paratrooper helmet liner. It appears to have been used after the war by an ROTC unit attached to the Washington Unified School District, located in West Sacramento, California. 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 khaki suspension is strong and intact. It comes complete with its original headband and neckband. The liner's exterior has unfortunately been repainted in light blue, however the decision to strip the paint will be left to the new owner. This liner will display quite nicely when completed with an original leather chin cup and paired with an M2 "D-bail" helmet.