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Marked Helmet Liners, The Unsung Hero Of The M-1


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The "lowly" helmet liner? The liners seen on Ebay that are marked with unit shields and especially MP marked are getting top $$. Nice collection of liners. mine are boring.....

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heres a WW2 westinghouse ive got, webbing is mint, structurally its mint but look what the previous owner did lol

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slap a few hippy flowers on it and a VW sign and you have fillmore from cars lol, when its in a shell its out of site out of mind.

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Couple of my named m1s and marked liners! The first one belonged to Lt. Col. Milton Mauer of California. He was a member of the California National Guard for many years before WW11. He was trained in Munitions at Quarter Master school. He was a star runner for UCLA back in the late 20s with Cromwell's famous team! I have yet to find his war record, but I do have his rank history. His liner is perfect! The liner strap is a replacement.

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The next M1 and marked liner belonged to Private Raymond Tessier of Detroit, Michigan (still living vet!) Raymond belonged to D Company, 414th Regiment, 104th Timberwolves Division. He joined the division as a replacement in late October, 1944. On January 17th, Raymond was wounded in the leg during the battle for the German City of Stolberg. He returned in early January and fought till the end of the war, meeting the Russians at the Elb! The helmet and liner were repainted after the war for parading, before they were to continue on for the invasion of Japan.

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Here are mine.

 

First one is a liner worn postwar by a member of the 741st Ord Bn.

 

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"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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Other side, 41st Inf Div.

 

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"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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This one is simply marked with a 1st Lt. bar.

 

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"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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This liner is marked to a 2nd Lt Roha.

 

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"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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Constabulary liner worn by James Whatley.

The insigna was hidden under a thick layer of black paint.

 

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"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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District Constabulary Helmet, late 1945, worn by a Lt.Col. from the 4th Cav in Austria.

 

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"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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