German Luftwaffe M-38 Paratrooper Helmet
This is a German Luftwaffe M-38 paratrooper helmet from World War II (1939-1945). The helmet features a second pattern Luftwaffe eagle national emblem on the left side, which has the swastika worn away. The rest of the helmet is painted field gray-green and includes the first pattern spanner bolts used in the early war period. On the inside is a leather liner with two manufacturing stamps: one for Karl Heisler, the liner producer, and the other is a factory lot number. There is also a manufacturer’s stamp for Eisenhüttenwerke A.G. of Thale (ET) on the back lip of the shell. Scratched into the metal over the ET label is the name Wulf.
|Germany||World War II|
|Infantry Helmet||1938 — 1945|
|Eisen- und Hüttenwerke A.G., Thale|