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Named M42 Helmet...help w/ name

Article about: I purchased a salty M42 helmet and a bit confused about the name. It looks like "Reese, Htw." . Is "Htw." an abbreviation of a first name? Is it a place? Or is it "H

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    I purchased a salty M42 helmet and a bit confused about the name. It looks like "Reese, Htw." . Is "Htw." an abbreviation of a first name? Is it a place? Or is it "H/w."? Any help would be appreciated.
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    I believe it's an abbreviation of a rank or position - something
    like 'Hauptwachtmeister'.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I agree with Steve!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    I think Steve is spot on , can we see the rest of your new purchase? Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Here's photos of rest of the helmet. Nothing spectacular. The maker looks like EF. It's a bit salty and the liner is very fragile, but I like named helmets.
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    I think it's an abbreviation for Hauptfeldwebel, with the "t" actually being a lower case "f" (look at how far the vertical line in that letter extends) = Hfw

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    For sure
    Reese Hauptfeldwebel

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