U.S. World War II Navy “Trainer” Helmet Shell
U.S. World War II Navy “Trainer” Helmet Shell. The helmet was painted battleship gray and the following is stenciled on the front in red paint: TRAINER M T44. According to a Navy veteran I know, this helmet was used by a trainer of a ship’s anti-aircraft gun. The trainer would sit in the right seat of the gun and the pointer would sit in the left seat. M T44 refers to Gun Mount #4 on the port side of a ship. Shell has one large dent at the top. This is a rather rare untouched World War II Navy helmet that was used on a ship. Condition is fair with some rust.