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502nd airborne helmet, Battle of the Bulge,

Article about: Hi all! A friend of mine showed me a swivel bale shell with 502nd insignias. He told me that his German grandfather took the helmet from a dead US soldier during the Battle of the Bulge as s

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    Default Re: 502nd airborne helmet, Battle of the Bulge,

    bigtime pass

  2. #12

    Default Re: 502nd airborne helmet, Battle of the Bulge,

    Not for me ether.
    Looks like there is a lot of fresh rust spots over it. Plus of coarse the fact that I donít even think its an m1c airborne helmet. Judging from the chin strap.
    I donít think its someone with a big heart selling this. Up to you of coarse!
    Rod

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    Default Re: 502nd airborne helmet, Battle of the Bulge,

    Buy the helmet, not the story and you will be much happier.

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    Default Re: 502nd airborne helmet, Battle of the Bulge,

    Incorrect size.
    Not good.
    chris

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    Default Re: 502nd airborne helmet, Battle of the Bulge,

    Even though this is a bad lid with a good story it makes me wonder how many germans did take or keep items off of dead US soldiers such as helmets, knives etc etc and if those items are still sitting somewhere or being sold as such.

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    Default Re: 502nd airborne helmet, Battle of the Bulge,

    Quote by maximus71 View Post
    Even though this is a bad lid with a good story it makes me wonder how many germans did take or keep items off of dead US soldiers such as helmets, knives etc etc and if those items are still sitting somewhere or being sold as such.
    All the years in Germany never saw any ww2 US stuff always German.
    But I always also wonder if they did.
    chris

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