USM1 fixed bale battle damaged combat helmet, « KIA », 11th Armored Div.
A standard issue USM1 fixed bale front seam combat helmet with period battle damaged. The helmet belonged to PFC William J. Carney, Jr., 11th Armored Division, 55th Armored Infantry Battalion, killed in action during the Battle of the Bulge (ASN 12226907). The shell is in overall good condition retaining over 85% of its factory applied finish. The top of the helmet shows three impact dents. An entrance and exit hole cause by small shrapnel is also present along the upper half of the shell. Some blood is present on the inside of the shell. The shell retains its original factory applied straps and retaining the early brass hardware. The web strap is marked with the serial number of the former owner « C- 6907 ». The very same serial number is stamped along the interior of the shell. Shell is stamped « 586C ». Nice and interesting Battle of the Bulge related historical helmet.
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