Helmet, Fiber, USMC, 1944
Scarce genuine WWII US Navy khaki pressed fiber helmet, a.k.a. 'Pith Helmet'. Introduced in October 1940, this light, colonial-style helmet was intended for warm weather regions and thus adopted by the US Army and USMC as well.
The present sun helmet retains its original leather liner. The outer surface has been adorned with an Eagle, Globe, Anchor insigia. Though hardly legible, manufacturer's name, Navy contract number and date are still visible inside: Hawley Products Co. Contr. No. NXSX [illegible] Jan. 12, 1944.
An unusual artifact, in excellent condition.
The historical artifacts for sale at PARATROOPER’s are intended for collectors, history enthusiasts, historians and museum curators.
These items do not glorify or promote any of the political, ideological or racial opinions related to the global conflicts that bathed the 20th century in blood.
Besides, we remind you that Article R.645-1 of the French Penal Code establishes fines applicable to fifth class contraventions (except in the specific cases of a filming, show or exhibition which refer to historical events) for any individual who wears a uniform, insignia or symbol reminiscent of those worn by members of the various organizations declared criminal in application of Article 9 of the Charter of the International Military Tribunal annexed to the London Agreement of August 8, 1945 – SS, SD, Gestapo, Nazi leaders (the Führer, the Reichsleitung, the Gauleiters and their main collaborators, the Ortsgruppenleiter, the Zellenleiter and the Blockleiter), or reminiscent of those worn by any person found guilty, by a French or International Jurisdiction, of one or several crimes against humanity established by Articles 211-1 to 212-3 or mentioned in Law No. 64-1326 of December 26, 1964.
The Code provides additional penalties, including the confiscation of the items used or intended for committing the offence.