I was contacted the other day by a gentlemen on Craigslist who had a few helmets he was looking to sell. I was quite surprised to find that one was an original WWII Westinghouse Airborne Liner. It comes with it's original late war, cotton web, 4-hole chin-cup however also has the early double buckle headband. So basically an early liner (42' or later) with late war Airborne components. Everything is original to the helmet. I have, however, procured a correct nape strap and leather chinstrap to complete the liner.
The liner was repainted post war and has post war applied 11th Airborne decals. It is named as well and my research shows the soldier enlisted in 1946. However, I was able to locate his death certificate (from Fort Brag in the 1960's when he was still in service) and his lists his service start date as 1944. So I assume his 1946 enlistment was his second. I've sent away for his records which will hopefully shed some light on his service.
In any case, I hope you enjoy the photos!