My M42 Soldier Art Helm
This is a Q64 M42 DN543 lot number. Based on the locations listed in France and Germany, I suspect this soldier was part of the US 7th Army, 6th Corps, 100th Infantry Division, 398th Infantry Regiment.
Locations in France: Baccarat, Vosges Mtns., Raon L' Tape, Rimling, Bitche, and Petite Redicher.
Locations in Germany: Mannheim, Heilbronn, Alfdorf, Lorch, Gmund, and the Harz Mtns.
A late war excursion from the last 6 months of the war (November 3, 1944 to May 9, 1945).
12-26-2013 04:05 AM
A lot like Johns. These are a must have in a helmet collection IMO. Very nice Brian!
There was a helmet marked like this on this forum recently . With yellow writing .
Pretty rare helmet, regardless of when the writing may have been done.
Could you please a larger picture of the Q64 and DN543 shell stamps?
I would also be curious to know if you can read the liner band maker's stamp.
Last edited by relicz; 12-27-2013 at 03:54 AM.
I'm actually with Frank on this - the yellow looks a lot like a paint pen and there are smudges .... what the?
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
I agree with the others, it does look freshly done the yellow and blue, I don't see any smudges of dirt on it and the smudges