I am glad you posted the image from the Heydrich funeral, which I looked for. The skeptical here can pay for a DNA test, but I am sure the efforts required to find KH Frank's mortal remains somewhere in Bohemia are prohibitive. Maybe his relatives are in Munich among the expellees there.
The VA SS marks on the leather strap here are typical of those on leather goods ca. 1938, but I am not a helmet expert. The helmet experts, however, have examined said item here and given its their lofty blessing.
Notice this Sudeten black uniform and its Effekten u Ausruestung.
Maybe this man who wore the black uniform drank beer with KH Frank or ate apricot dumplings while hatching schemes of ethnic cleansing and subjugation of the Sweiks.
Bruce thanks for the info very nice helmet
Yes thanks for posting the photos and the provenance Bruce , a rare thing indeed , an attributle helmet and to a Senior Nazi figure as well, so all round a not often seen piece plus a quality lid to boot
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
You're always gunna get people who don't wanna believe that there are real treasures out there still but i'm glad it didn't put you off from sharing the pic's and story Bruce. Nice one and thanks Jay.
At the conclusion of Williams' book there is an interesting photo of Frank standing in front of a hanging US flag being directed by an armed US soldier with SG stenciled on his helmet. Frank is wearing a six button tunic with dark collar and SS sleeve eagle as well as an officer's M43 cap with SS eagle sewn to the side. The photo is titled " Karl Frank was taken prisoner by the Americans. He was handed over to the Czechoslovakians and hanged."
A few years ago, a Model 1914 Mauser was observed at the SOS bearing an inscription of K-H. Frank. It was sold and went to Texas I believe.
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Doug, where are you hiding this helmet?
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags