WWII M1 helmet liner manufactured by Firestone Tire and Rubber. Liner has remnants of the 111th Infantry Regiment of the 28th Division. Decals are not typically associated with wartime helmets. I feel the decals are postwar, possibly Korean or Vietnam War era.
Liner body is in excellent condition and damage free. As evident in the photos, the exterior has numerous coats of paint all of which are flaking. While not ideal, the decals being what they are prevents the urge to restore this liner. After all the 111th is Pennsylvania's oldest, founded in 1747 by none other than Benjamin Franklin.
The liner's interior is solid throughout. Of special interest are the "parkerized -A- washers, they are the ultra scarce type with a purplish coloration. Webbing is triple weave hbt in very good to excellent condition and appears mostly unused. Liner only, headband, neckband and leather chinstrap were not present.
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