Iwo Jima. A pair of captured helmets February-March, 1945
A pair of Japanese metal helmets, one painted brown with the national flag and Japanese markings, further overpainted in red and white with 'Iwo (anchor)Jima U.S.Marines', and lettered around the helmet 'Okinawa Hawaiis Philippines Shanghai Guam Formosa Kyushu Manus Ulithi Yap', with its original webbing, and the name D.A Oliver painted in red inside.
A Japanese metal helmet, lettered on the outside in white paint 'Iwo Jima Feb 19 1945', with a typed noted taped to the helmet 'Japanese helmet taken off a dead soldier...taken at Iwo Jima 19 February 1945', the helmet rusted, with a large portion at the front blown away by shell fire. Several other air holes and a bullet hole. (2)