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Article about: This helmet has been in our family for years. What do you think of it? What model is it and is there a way to determine what kind of unit it comes from?

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    This helmet has been in our family for years. What do you think of it? What model is it and is there a way to determine what kind of unit it comes from?
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    It looks likes a M40 or M35, as for tracking the unit, most likely impossible

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    Very nice M40 Q helmet. Nice patina with 98% decal, missing it's draw stringl. Unfortunately you won't find the unit where this helmet has served unless it is hand painted/written somewhere which yours appears not to have then it will impossible. Don't let this out of the family.

    regards, Tyrone

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    Quote by Ty Revelo View Post
    Very nice M40 Q helmet. Nice patina with 98% decal, missing it's draw stringl. Unfortunately you won't find the unit where this helmet has served unless it is hand painted/written somewhere which yours appears not to have then it will impossible. Don't let this out of the family.

    regards, Tyrone
    I remember as a kid the helmet was in even better condition. It got "lost" for years in the house. I re found it in the garage and I was excited it wasnt ripped off but also saw that it had rusted some and liner had gotten wet and dried.

    I actually used to wear the helmet to play army with friends. Thank God it has survived.

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    Very nice M40 'Quist' made (size 64) Luftwaffe helmet. Great to see it
    complete with the original chin strap. You are very lucky it survived !

    You can find a drawstring for it on-line - they are cheap enough,
    or use a thin, round, beige coloured shoe string.

    I would not display a German helmet on a head form, as this may
    eventually harm/stretch the liner. I use a paper towel dispenser
    made of wood as a display stand, which does not
    touch the liner at all.

    From your entry below, it sounds like you have a potentially
    wonderful collection of WWII German memorabilia, which,
    as stated, would be good to keep in the family..........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    The name in the helmet and on the liner is my great Uncle's. He was a medic in the 121st infantry regiment 8th infantry division. Could possibly figure out what unit if I could trace which forces his unit fought with but then again it could have been in a booty pile.

    Other items that came home with him were a luftwaffe buckle & uniform eagle (long gone to time; maybe still in the house), binoculars, black wound badge and ribbon w/ crossed swords.

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    I'll help you out. Send the helmet to my house and i will keep it in a nice dry area with my other Luft helmets.

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    Good helmet , make sure to keep it as is.

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