Good day everyone,
I have had this helmet for a few years and I need your assistance. I am not a helmet collector and I have limited knowledge and experience with earlier helmets. This appears to be an M17A1 with a heat stamp of 18A. Not sure what manufacturer made this helmet and if the 18A heat stamp is a low number for this production. The buckle portion of the chin strap is missing but overall this helmet is in very good shape..
What I am really looking for is assistance with the name. It is marked J. Willis N-726352. From what I can gather this belonged to an Army Nurse Officer. I have had no luck finding information about this person, so I am reaching out for some help. Normally I have relative ease in searching for records but with this one being an officer I am having difficulty. I reached out to another forum member that suggested that a member here who has access to officer records may be able to help, so I am hoping to put a story with this helmet.
I will upload some photos of the helmet..
Thank you all very much and I look forward to any information about the helmet and owner..
Best regards and Blessings