WWII M1 helmet liner. Made by Inland. Double Stamped. Johnson & Johnson web cradle with steel -A- washers and neckband support snaps. Webbing shows some light use but remains solid throughout. Liner body is excellent, no defects to mention.
The liner's exterior has been carefully painted with a gloss olive drab paint and has a hand painted Major's insignia painted on the front and a Pacific Command decal on the side. All of which are period done to how the wearer intended. There are no markings to identify it to an individual. The headband, neckband and leather chinstrap were not present when we found it. Insignia decals were not prominent in WWII, so I can't say for sure if this was done in WWII or during a later conflict. I do know the insignia for this group was approved in late 1944 and by that time decals were being used stateside.
Regardless of the timeframe for the rank and decal, this is an outstanding Inland helmet liner and would make a great addition to a collection.
*forgive the lighting glare in the photos, the liner has a smooth glossy paint job making it extremely difficult to photograph