This is an original early-WWII Westinghouse manufactured jungle camouflage painted helmet liner. Westinghouse was tasked with providing a camouflaged and lightweight solution to the steel M1 helmet, which caused considerable noise trekking through the islands of the Pacific Theatre. In turn, Westinghouse developed a camouflage template consisting of two green tones and one rust-brown tone to be applied over the liner's standard olive drab paint via a stencil. Jungle liners are quite rare due to the fact that nearly half of all those produced were repainted solid green at the factory as it was shown to be dangerous to wear the liner without a steel helmet. This liner has non-painted steel A-washers and folded ends on the neck support, dating its production to late-1942. It is in excellent condition. The only flaw of note originated at the factory; the rear center rivet exhibits a slightly enlarged drill hole, however the suspenion's structural integrity is not affected. The Johnson & Johnson manufactured khaki suspension is strong and intact. It has recently been outfitted with an original Johnson & Johnson manufactured double-wire headband, khaki neckband, and a green painted steel flat-buckled leather liner strap. Like the liner itself, all of the accessories date to 1942.

WWII Westinghouse M1 Helmet Liner (Factory-Applied Jungle Camouflage)


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