Omaha Beach, D-Day; a U.S. Army M1 steel helmet with helmet liner, and map of Vierville-sur-Mer, the central section of Omaha Beach. A US Army M1 steel helmet and liner, with the insignia of the rank of Captain, 6th Engineer Special Brigade, the liner and the steel helmet both numbered 0-427935, and liner,

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Omaha Beach, D-Day; a U.S. Army M1 steel helmet with helmet liner, and map of Vierville-sur-Mer, the central section of Omaha Beach.
A US Army M1 steel helmet and liner, with the insignia of the rank of Captain, 6th Engineer Special Brigade, the liner and the steel helmet both numbered 0-427935, and liner,

Sold for US$ 5,250 inc. premium

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12 Jun 2018, 13:00 EDT

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Omaha Beach, D-Day; a U.S. Army M1 steel helmet with helmet liner, and map of Vierville-sur-Mer, the central section of Omaha Beach.
A US Army M1 steel helmet and liner, with the insignia of the rank of Captain, 6th Engineer Special Brigade, the liner and the steel helmet both numbered 0-427935, and liner, "my jack" and name "Glerum," all in a white paint. the Steel helmet with white painted Captain's stripes at front and a single longer white bar at the rear, the liner similarly painted with the addition of a crest at the front with a white arc above. Some damp damages to the liner and oil stains, the metal outer helmet with wear and slight oxidation, with original chin strap, and full helmet webbing. The metal outer helmet with some later orange spray paint at the rear.
WITH: a map of the central section of Omaha Beach, around Vierville-Sur-Mer, sheet 79 G.S.G.S 4490, dated May 1944, 1:12,500 scale, 660 x 480mm, a "German defences" map, marked Top Secret and Secret, with notes on the coastal German defences, beach type, gun positions, fortified houses etc, the map browned and cracked into 3 sections, a few other tears along folds.
Provenance: Captain Simon Jacob Glerum Jr, operating on Omaha beach from D-Day+1, and responsible for a platoon of medics, whose responsibility was to ferry the wounded on small rafts out to LSTs, and off to hospital ships offshore.

A piece of D-Day history, featuring a 6th Engineer Special Brigade Captains helmet and his operational map of the beach head.
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Omaha Beach, D-Day; a U.S. Army M1 steel helmet with helmet liner, and map of Vierville-sur-Mer, the central section of Omaha Beach. A US Army M1 steel helmet and liner, with the insignia of the rank of Captain, 6th Engineer Special Brigade, the liner and the steel helmet both numbered 0-427935, and liner,
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