Original WWII U.S. Paratroopers "Steel Pot" Helmet - Front Seam/Swivel Bale w/Westinghouse Parachutist Liner, ID'd markings to Capt. Helmig - Period painted with 506th PIR spade on each side, Tic mark at 9:00 indicating 3rd Battalion.
THIS IS A RARE HELMET- In great battle used condition
This all original U.S. Army 506th Paratroopers Helmet was of a large East Cost Collection. It was displayed with 506th items on a mannequin for several years. The name of the soldier "Capt. Helmig" is penned or stenciled on the small sizing strap, to the interior rear. This helmet was in the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division, "Screaming Eagles" (WOW if this helmet could talk)
The helmet is an all original WWII U.S. Paratroopers "Steel Pot" Helmet. This is the early helmet with the Front Seam, Stainless Steel Rim and Swivel Bales. The helmet has the original paint over the original cork finish with the 506th Spade and 3rd Battalion Tic at 9:00. Lieutenant Bar on the front and officers bar on back, all period applied, not a replica or repaint. Normal wear on the paint, mainly around the rim. There are NO major dents, only some small dings to the helmet as would be expected with a period piece. It has the original sewn to the bale chinstraps. The production Number "774A" is stamped inside front, under brim of the shell.
The liner is a Westinghouse Parachutist Liner, with manufactures mark stamped lightly on the inside of the liner "W" in a circle. The liner has original paint finish, and has that period used look, and in great shape. It is complete with the original correct green color parachutist webbing for this liner. The sweat band is original, with the correct color suspension system. The chin cup buckles are of the 1943 chemically treated iron style. This helmet would have seen war in mid to late 1944 or early 1945 through the end of the war. The shell has the soldiers name on the back head sizing strap "CAPT. HELMIG" Early correct fastener clips are used as retainers. Leather chin strap is nice brown color, black coated brass cam, secured to liner using rounded studs.
This is an all original U.S. WWII Parachutist Steel helmet, with a great battle feel, identified markings to Capt. Helwig. The helmet is of the 3rd. Battalion, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles" as marked on the sides of the helmet with period painted spades and 9:00 tic. Lieutenant bar on the front, and vertical officers bar on the back. His name is written inside the liner. This is the top of the line for Original WWII US Helmets, this is the helmet that all the top collector desire.
It's hard to find great original U.S. M1 Helmets offered for sale, and even harder if they are identified with markings to a person, unit or division. When there out there, collectors grab them up fast, and this one is the best. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to own a real piece of history.