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Article about: by Pablo Yet the helmet survived. The owner told me it was a vet bring-back from his Uncle (But aren't they all vet bring-backs). This one it seems was probably the real vet bring back deal

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    Destroyed during the defence of Cherbourg in July 1944 , great history !!
    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

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    Great information Ade! Pablo, you scored a very nice helmet indeed! Congrat's, Jim G.

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    This is an amazing thread, well done guys.

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    Veilen Danke. On another issue, my grandfather (Karl Feix) was a ground crew member in the Luftwaffe (see my Avatar) and survived the war. Presently, I do not have any information of his regimen or post, but I know he spent a lot of time in Poland from his photos. Where would you suggest I start in researching him and his outfit?

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    Hope that helps?

    Cheers, Ade.
    This is super! It certainly makes this helmet very interesting knowing what it all went through. Thanks for the information. I will definitely make a donation to this helpful site.

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    Hi Pablo, my pleasure and thank you! I love researching stuff.

    You or the nearest living next of kin can apply for his service records from Germany. Did he survive the war?

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Destroyed during the defence of Cherbourg in July 1944 , great history !!

    Yet the helmet survived. The owner told me it was a vet bring-back from his Uncle (But aren't they all vet bring-backs).

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    OK. You need to contact the Archives here:

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    Yet the helmet survived. The owner told me it was a vet bring-back from his Uncle (But aren't they all vet bring-backs).
    If you could find some period maps of the Battle of Cherbourg, you might be able to find out exactly where the unit was during the battle and what U.S. division it surrendered to.

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    Hi Mo, without researching it further and off the top of my head, could be either 4th, 9th or 79th US Inf Div's?

    Cheers, Ade.
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