This was a great high water mark for me- I bought this from a US Marine, a veteran of WWII & Korea. This was the actual field worn items from WWII. A great soft spoken man from Holyoke, MA. He was laughing when he told me he tried the helmet on the night before he sold his items to me and said he remembered why he hated wearing it- it was always slamming into his head but he was too young to worry about concussions- ha!
He did not go into his experiences when I had asked him, he had a sad smile and just said it was tough times.
I'm proud to care for these items in my collection.
His helmet, liner and cloth camo helmet cover all are marked with matching serial numbers stenciled on.
The canvas Marine canteen cover is the only sample of this type I currently have.
Ammo belt and straps & med pouch, plus uniform belt.
Backpack pouch and a spare camo cover.
I also have his duffel bag, garrison cap, 2 versions of the Marine officer cap and a later green version pus some dress belts and odds and ends.