US WW2 M1 INFANTRY HELMET WITH CAPAC LINER 29th INFANTRY DIVISION LOGO
US WWII M1 HELMET WITH CAPAC LINER 29th INFANTRY
Has the original WW2 US M1 helmet shell with front seam and swivel bales with original paint.
Looks like someone painted a 29th Infantry division logo on the front post war.
The M1 Liner is a original CMC 61 made by Capac in 1961.
The helmet liner comes complete with M1 leather chin strap, sweatband, liner webbing and web chin strap.
We are assuming the webbing components are all reproduction or post war.
The 29th INFANTRY DIVISION helped clear the Germans from in front of my house and land on June 6/1944 when they landed at Omaha beach.
I purchased Hardelay Villa 12 years ago and it is a historically protected house right on the beach at Vierville sur mer, Normandy, France. Nick-named during WW11 as Omaha Beach.
The home is in the Dog Green sector. The house was standing on the beach front during the D-Day landings and managed to remain with only some roof damage, quite a bit of damage to the fence and some bullets imbedded in the walls of the building.
On the top of the hill behind the house was German position WN70. WN stands for “Widerstandnest” in German and in English the “Resistance Nest”.
At this position the German’s had a 75 mm gun in a pill box and another 75 mm gun, 4 tobruks with MG’s, 2 mortars in concrete emplacements and one 20 mm flak gun.
This position was taken by the 29th INFANTRY DIVISION on the morning of D-Day.