This was a relic left behind from the Battle of Narva on the eastern front. You can see there once was a snow camo on this helmet along with a single decal. I believe that this is a SS foreign volunteer helmet mainly because the battle of Narva was mainly a SS battle and other german components were not really used.
On top of that, the amount of white which makes up a shield shape. A German Heer eagle does not have as much white in a shield shape like that.
This helmet is a M42 and has ET62 on the brim below the decal and 392 on the brim in the back. Heres some information about this topic. One variety of Waffen-SS helmet rarely encountered is that which contains an SS decal placed on the opposite side of what was standard regulation.
Today collectors refer to these helmets as "reverse decal" in description. Over the past 10 years, SS helmet collectors have documented that this helmet configuration can be attributed to Dutch Waffen-SS volunteers serving in the SS. In some cases other examples have been documented as having originated with Belgian Waffen-SS volunteers. Collectors have noted this single decal reversed configuration on both M1940 and M1942 pattern helmets. Most helmets exhibit what advanced collectors believe to be the only "correct" configuration for an authentic helmet, and that being a first pattern C.
Pocher manufactured runic decal (applied by the soldier not the factory) on the left side of the helmet (as opposed to the standard right side). However, some variations to this known configuration exist which clearly counters the notion that all foreign volunteer helmets must possess a C. Pocher decal to be authentic. Photographed below is a "CKL" manufactured M1942 helmet exhibiting the proper "second pattern bronze pulver" decal common to early ET (Thale) manufactured helmets of the era.A Pocher variety common to almost all known examples of foreign volunteer helmets. I make post office runs once per week. Message me with any questions about my items. Thank you for your interest!
The item "WWII German M42 SD Combat Helmet ET62 Battle Of Narva Find Foreign Volunteer" is in sale since Sunday, February 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets".
The seller is "wwii_collector_44" and is located in Medina, Ohio. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.