Offering an authentic WWII M1 helmet liner crafted by Inland, complete with a double stamp. This remarkable piece features a Johnson & Johnson web cradle, steel -A- washers, and support snaps for the neckband. The webbing, while showing some light use, remains sturdy throughout, and the liner body is in excellent condition without any defects to note.
The exterior of the liner has undergone careful painting with a gloss olive drab finish, showcasing a hand-painted Major's insignia on the front and a Pacific Command decal on the side. These period-appropriate details reflect the wearer's intentions, although no markings identify the individual. While the headband, neckband, and leather chinstrap were not present upon discovery, the insignia decals hint at a post-1944 timeframe when such decals gained popularity.
Despite the uncertainty regarding the specific timeframe for the rank and decal, this Inland helmet liner stands out as an exceptional piece. Its outstanding craftsmanship makes it a valuable addition to any collection. Please excuse any lighting glare in the photos; the liner's smooth, glossy paint job makes it challenging to capture.