Original parachutist helmet liner -A- strap. Right side only. This is an original salvaged from a crushed Westinghouse helmet liner. This is the type that would have been secured under the liner's web cradle and is associated with late war paratrooper liners. Constructed from od7 webbing with wire formed buckle.
Condition is excellent. Webbing is solid with no wear and tear. Upper folds reinforcing stitch is present. This is the side that would rest against the wearer's right cheek.
These straps are a bit tough to find unattached to a helmet liner. We have a left side listed too, but it is not a perfect match, and comes from another liner.
*In 2005, we bought two dozen WWII airborne liners and a paper bag full of -A- straps. They had been found in the attic crawlspace of a Fire Station. The straps were loose because they had been unceremoniously torn from the liners. We rebuilt what liners we could and these are what is leftover from the lot.