Original U.S. WWII Medic M1 Helmet Liner by Firestone Rubber with Sweatband

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice example of a genuine WWII "High Pressure" helmet liner by Firestone, for use by medical personnel and is painted with 3 original red crosses inside of white circles.

The liner shows signs of heavy usage with some paint chipping on the medics panels, there are stress cracks on the left and right side of the liner with minor fraying on the rim. The sweatband is complete with minor cracking in the leather. The chinstrap is missing from the liner.

Manufactured in Akron, Ohio this “high pressure” manufactured M-1 helmet liner is identified by an embossed “F” and “F-1” in the crown. Firestone Tire and Rubber Company started M-1 helmet liner delivery to the US Army in September 1942. They produced approximately 7,500,000 M-1 helmet liners and discontinued production around August 17 1945 when the war ended.

On any World War II battlefield, you could find thousands of men trained and ready to do one thing, fight. For roughly every 500 fighting men, there would be 30 or less trained and ready to do an entirely different mission: save lives. These were the battlefield medics.

WW2 Medic helmets are among the most sought after of all M1 helmets and have become increasingly difficult to find in recent years. Value increases yearly, don’t miss your chance on this one!

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