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    Can anyone decode writing on the leather?

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    Its extremely rare to find an SS helmet with a FP number, congrats. I ran both 43942 and 6 and 63942 and 6, none however is an SS unit. The beginning is SS-Mann I believe as it was common for SS soldiers to put SS, then their rank, then their name, and then maybe a unit or FP Number.
    Perhaps the number is not either of the ones I tried.

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    Can it be "7" instead of "3". old number "7" used to have a vertical stroke on the stem. And if the surface is soft leather, it can be challenging to get good result.
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    I think the numbers are 47444. Prinz Eugen units retreats through our town at the end of the war.

    47444
    SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division Prinz Eugen,
    dann 2. Sanitats-Kompanie SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division Prinz Eugen

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    Interesting. Can u tell us a little more about the helmet, maybe some pics of the rest of the article and how you came about this piece. I'm interested.

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    Quote by JeZoCoH View Post
    I think the numbers are 47444. Prinz Eugen units retreats through our town at the end of the war.

    47444
    SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division Prinz Eugen,
    dann 2. Sanitats-Kompanie SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division Prinz Eugen

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    Your new numbers make sense and your new photo is 10 times better, no flash glare. Looks like a match to me. Do you live in Austria? Can you post the rest of the helmet?

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    2 helmets was found in the mud of river Drava near Austrian town Bleiburg just few km from my home. Both i think from SS and both have some battle damage. I do not own the helmets but my friend does. He asked me if i can figure out the numbers. Will try to make some more photos.

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    What do you think first line is "SS-Sturmmann"?

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    Quote by JeZoCoH View Post
    2 helmets was found in the mud of river Drava near Austrian town Bleiburg just few km from my home. Both i think from SS and both have some battle damage. I do not own the helmets but my friend does. He asked me if i can figure out the numbers. Will try to make some more photos.
    Makes sense, SS-PE retreated via Austria. That to me ties up the FP number quite nicely.

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    Quote by JeZoCoH View Post
    What do you think first line is "SS-Sturmmann"?
    I believe it's a rank, looked like SS Mann in your first pics. In this pic I dont know. But it's common/expected to see SS (rank) followed by (last name) then (first initial). Bonus then to see and (unit) or (FP number).

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