U.S. Navy Shore Patrol M-1 Liner with Brassard and Whistle
Manufactured by the CAPAC company at the end of World War II, this M-1 helmet liner was issued to a United States Navy shore patrolman. The liner has a white paint finish with a blue and gold stenciled band just above the base. Featured on the front are the initials "SP" for Shore Patrol. The interior herringbone twill webbing, adjustable neck strap, and blackened brass "A" washers date the liner to the late WWII period (1945), although the entire painted configuration likely dates to the immediate post-war era. With the liner is a shore patrolman's brassard and whistle.
Navy shore patrolman are most often sailors temporarily assigned to military policing duties while on liberty, but a more permanent shore patrol was established during World War II that policed inland training facilities.
|United States||World War II|
|Capac Manufacturing Company|