Helmet, M1, US Navy, BM1c Van Bodegon, Iwo Jima
WWII US M1 helmet, McCord, swivel bales 2nd pattern canvas straps. Painted in blue/grey color typical for the US Navy, with the name stenciled several times: J.F. VAN BODEGON. Boatswain's Mate, 1st Class (BM1c) John Frank Van Bodegon, service number 710592, served aboard the Combat Cargo Ship USS Artemis AKA-21 from Aug 28, 1944 and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima from 19 to 27 February 1945. The Artemis sent her boats to assist the transports during the initial assault. The attack cargo ship remained in the area through the 27th discharging troops and cargo and taking casualties on board during the day and retiring out to sea each night.
Delivered with its genuine helmet liner also named as the shell, manufactured by Westinghouse with OD green A washers.