German Luftwaffe M-42 Helmet with Camouflage Green Decal
This helmet is a German Model 1942 featuring the camouflage green decal of the Luftwaffe (Air Force), also known as the "subdued" eagle. Camouflage decals of this type were issued by the Luftwaffe toward the latter part of World War II (1939-1945), but they did not see extensive use.1 They were intended to camouflage the insignia while continuing to portray the wearer's branch of service.
This helmet was manufactured by the Eisenüttenwerke firm in Thale, Germany, and is in unissued condition. The factory textured field gray paint finish is pristine, and the liner is unfinished, missing the chinstrap and drawstring. The helmet's condition suggests that it is straight from the factory and that the camouflage decal was issued with the helmet.
|Germany||World War II|
|Eisen- und Hüttenwerke A.G., Thale|