WWII M1-C Paratrooper Helmet & Rigger-Made Airborne Liner (ID'd Set)
Signifying their long history together, both the steel shell and liner of this WWII paratrooper helmet set exhibit the name and serial number of its prior owner and Korean War veteran, J. C. Alexander, serial #RA22243635. The McCord manufactured front seam swivel loop M1-C helmet shell's heat stamp is partially concealed due to rust, but it is in the 900 range, dating the helmet's production to mid-1944. It features its original, albeit, heavily-flaking field repaint, cork texture, and tattered remnants of OD#7 chinstraps. The Inland/Firestone manufactured helmet liner also retains remnants of its original rigger installed A-yokes and brass A-washers, dating the liner's production from mid-1944 to 1945. The liner's khaki suspension is heavily damaged, but comes with its original 1953 dated headband and rather desirable late-WWII 4-hole khaki chin cup. Even in its rough state, this helmet displays quite nicely and will serve as an excellent research opportunity for its new owner.