Early USM1 lieutenants helmet, « LT. BOB PORTER », ETO
Certificate of Authenticy:
USM1 fixed bale front seam lieutenants helmet with the additional « FOLLOW ME » bar. A helmet belonging to « LT. BOB PORTER ». A matching set with liner. This fixed bale front seam helmet features early brass hardware and factory applied web straps. The helmets exterior green paint is in really nice untouched condition and rates in at around 95%. Evidence of wear and some scratches are present on the shell. The nicely hand paint white bar on the front shows evidence of cracking and shrinkage due to age and the rear features a « FOLLOW ME » officers vertical ETO bar period applied as well. The liner that is matching to the helmet in complete and in overall really nice shape. Manufactured by « CAPAC » and complete, just missing the chinstrap. The liners exterior paint is fully present and well preserved. It also features the same white lieutenant bar on the front. The officier has stamped his nae and address several times on the helmet shell and helmet liner, nice detail. Great example of a period matching Lieutenants combat helmet.
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