M-1 Helmet with type 3 fibre liner, ID-ed

€ 875.00



Quick Overview

McCord 'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell with Hawley fibre liner. The steel shell has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with raised bar brass buckle. The heat stamp is 127E. The Hawley fibre liner features cotton suspension with steel A washers and removable leather chinstrap with green coated steel flat lever buckle. It is complete with a cotton headband wire buckle and rayon neckband.
The helmet belonged to James J. Picklesimer who served with the Navy on th U.S.S. Yorktown. He flew a Douglas TBD Devastator as an Ordnance man. Picklesimer participated in several battles in the Pacific until he was wounded in a plane crash early 1943. The name 'Pickles' is stencilled on both the steel shell and liner. Pickles is also written on a V loop of the suspension. The full name J.J. Picklesheimer is written on the reverse of the leather chinstrap. The chinstrap is complete but dry and broken, however obviously original to the helmet. The helmet comes with several photos on which Picklesimer can be seen, a personal write up of his military career, a Nevy Day poster from 1943 and copies of the U.S.S.Yorktown action report of June 1942. The bails of the steel shell are bent inward a bit which makes it difficult to get the liner out, but it can be done with some patience.
Original marked helmets are increasingly difficult to find. The helmet shows use but is in good, all complete and 100% original condition. This ID-ed gem with research potential will make a great addition to a collection. It has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home. View the many photos.

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