M1 Helmet Stencil USA SeeBees - Mermaid 'CB' Rare - Helmet Stencil
Very rare helmet stencil for the famous 'SeeBees' - it features a mermaid and the text 'CB' which comes from the term Construction Battalions. This stencil comes from a very early war helmet before the stencil changed to a 'Fighting Bee'.
The need for a militarized Naval Construction Force to build advance bases in the war zone was evident when under international law civilian engineers could be executed if they resisted military forces. The SeABees were thus formed.
It measures approximately 40mm wide and 60mm tall.