Home»»World War II»Headgear
WWII / Korean War Military Police M1 Helmet
click for an even bigger image



A very nice example of an M1 combat helmet that was produced during World War II and subsequently worn by a member of the 709th Military Police Battalion. The helmet is a front seam example with swivel bales and an internal heat stamp of "32A". The liner is a World War II period Westinghouse model with the earlier khaki webbing. The helmet has the Korean War period sand infused darker olive green paint which is approximately 90% intact. The helmet bears the "MP" designation on the front with the "709" battalion designation on the left side and the unit distinctive insignia decal of the 709th Military Police Battalion on the right side. The decal is approximately 75% intact. The web chinstrap is present, showing signs of actual use. A very good example of a World War II front seam helmet that was later used by an Army Military Police unit with an impressive record of service.