hello this helmet i got today.
front seam fixed bale, stamped raised bar brass buckle. heat stamp is very light all i can make out is 49..A or 494A. looks to be cork paint.
The liner is made by firestone. green A washers. and a badge or bar in front. so with the helmet and liner everything tells me ww2 mid late war made.
the cover all looks good to me with all the right stiching both sides, and from what the stiching tells me first pattern ww2 cover.
but this cover has a EGA patch on both sides a later version EGA stamp placeing the patch late 50s maybe.
i would just like to ask if anyone knows anything about these pacthes thanks. i have not been able to find much. but im watching a veitnam doco at the moment that i watched a while ago and i think i seen a usmc man whearing the same style pactch and a 1st pattern cover. but any help would be great thanks mark.