Victory in the Pacific hinged on air power, as US Navy and Marine Corps fighter pilots battled Japanese Zeros in deadly dogfights over the Solomons, Leyte Gulf, and in the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot until air supremacy in the Pacific was won. Naval aviators of WW2 were issued the classic M-450 khaki cotton flight helmet for wear in warm weather.
This US Navy USMC Marine WW2 F4U CORSAIR F6F HELLCAT PILOT M-450 KHAKI FLIGHT HELMET is in near mint condition, missing the chin cup, and with a bit of loose seam stitching evident at the interior bottom left front corner (ALL pictured). Otherwise, the helmet is in near mint shape, with absolutely no rips, holes, tears, or other damage to the crisp khaki 100% cotton construction. Most interestingly, it's the scarce, desirable Size 7 5/8, boasts the classic M-450 / H. US Navy nomenclature label inside, and sports three khaki cotton goggle retention tabs at back.
A beautiful example of a rare, original US Navy USMC Marine WW2 F4U CORSAIR F6F HELLCAT PILOT M-450 KHAKI FLIGHT HELMET. The item "US Navy USMC Marine WW2 F4U CORSAIR F6F HELLCAT PILOT M-450 KHAKI FLIGHT HELMET" is in sale since Wednesday, April 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "abramsantiques" and is located in Claremont, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.