Painted in age toned white paint on the rear skirt, and completely original to the helmet, is a unit insignia that appears to be a rearing dragon. The interior skirt on the right side of the helmet is marked with, ET 68 indicating manufacture by Eisen-und Hüttenwerke, AG Thale/Harz, size 68. The production lot number 698 is stamped into the interior of the rear skirt. There is a small swastika hand painted in white in the area where the Luftwaffe eagle would have been and there is no trace that a Luftwaffe eagle was ever applied to this helmet. Very faintly and almost imperceptibly painted to the top front of the helmet is, V and dot, dot, dot, dash which the capturing GI no doubted added.As mentioned, this is very hard to see. This helmet is one killer piece that remains in as nice a condition as you could ever hope to find. These helmets are expensive as hell but when you encounter one like this for sale you jump! A real eye popper and show stopper!
Send request for additional photos of left side of the helmet insignia. The item "WWII GERMAN M-38 CAMOUFLAGED PARATROOPER HELMET withUNIT INSIGNIA ORIGINAL" is in sale since Friday, December 08, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "thedogfacesoldier" and is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.