Here is a very unique opportunity to own a fixed bale helmet that was actually used during the invasion of Iwo Jima...
The helmet itself is a McCord shell numbered 167C and is complete with both chinstraps complete with raised brass hardware. The liner is made by Firestone and the OD-3 cotton is held to the liner by green painted A washers. The liner is complete and in very good condition as is the leather chin strap which has green painted rivets and also features a B maker ink stamp on the leather.
The helmet is named to Ezra Rae - 822-73-48 which is clearly stencilled on the front of the helmet. Ezra was a crew member aboard LSM-49 from late 1944 all the way through 1945. From the Navy muster rolls it is clear he was onboard during the invasion of Iwo Jima.
You can see the marks on the back of the helmet where the chinstraps have been attached around the back to keep them out of the way.
The helmet will come with copies of the Muster rolls for LSM-49 and some pictures of the craft at Iwo Jima.
More pictures are available on request.
This is your chance to own a real piece of history.