This is an original early WWII U.S. M1 helmet set. The McCord manufactured fixed loop M1 helmet shell had its emerald green repaint carefully removed, revealing an original set of U.S.N. Corpsman markings. During the war, the Japanese targeted Corpsmen knowing that an untold number of Marines would die without medical attention. This caused the Corpsmen to abandon their standard Geneva crosses and utilize inconspicuous white painted discs. The helmet's heat stamp of 90B dates its production to March 1942. It retains its original factory paint, cork texture, and khaki chinstraps. The straps feature early brass hardware. The helmet has recently been paired with an original Inland manufactured helmet liner. The liner's non-painted steel A-washers date its production from late-1942 to mid-1943. It comes complete with an original headband, neckband, and flat lip leather liner strap. The liner is somewhat misshapen and its khaki suspension is frayed throughout.
WWII USN Corpsman Painted M1 Helmet & Inland Set