Fielded by the US Army in various configurations through five decades, the M1 helmet is a universal symbol of the American GI. While the vast majority of these were made by the McCord Radiator Company, nuances of each variation have meaning to collectors today. When these photos were taken in April 1942, the laborers weren’t making collectibles, however. They were producing a product, a product they felt key to saving the lives of US service men and women.
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