Luftwaffe M35 Q66 double decal helmet with some history
This helmet was a souvineer picked up by a US GI in March of 1945, and I would guess by the date, that he picked it up in Germany somewhere.
I would love to know his unit, this would give an idea of where he served at the time, but thanks to his inscriptions inside the rim of the helmet,
I do have his name and particulars, which I think really adds to the history of the helmet. The GI's name and details that I have so far are:-
Name: James H Williamson
Serial Number: 42023061
State: New York
Rank: Private, Army.
Selectees - Enlisted Men
Birth Year: 1925
Enlist Date: 08-06-1943 (6th of August 1943)
Enlistment Place: Syracuse New York
Term: Duration of War, Plus 6 Months
Nativity: New York
Education: 3 Years High School
Marital Status: Single
Dependents: No Dependents
Enlistment Source: Civilian
Conflict Period: WWII, World War 2
03-11-2015 06:32 AM
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Hi Bob, that's a lovely clean example of a Luftwaffe M35, great inscription too that really adds to this piece giving it a history so often long lost. Leon.
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Very nice! Both the helmet and the history!
Wow Bob, that is a fantastic DD lid, with super Vet history!
How is that inscription done, has it been engraved?
Nice helmet with clear vet provenance, can't beat that Mr B!
Would look nice next to my Heer DD M35 with similar provenance....so if you ever.....
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a beautiful helmet top notch.
Just scratched into the paint Brad, not sure what he used to do it with...
An absolute stunner, fantastic provenance ,cheers Paul