Accession number: 2011.05.36
Object type: German
Materials: Steel, Leather, Brass, Paint, Aluminum
Measurements: 28 cm L x 23 cm W x 15 cm H x 13 cm Diameter x 15 cm DepthAll taken with measuring tape.
Marks/Label: Marked 0621 and DN81. Liner marked 55 inside a circle.
Hand written on back of brim "Uffz Schalleg
Group: National Socialist
Military Unit: Luftwaffe
Narrative: Helmet worn by members of the Luftwaffe in WWII. Most often worn by Land Force Luftwaffe (Field Divisions) and defense troops manning FLAK guns and airfield defence.
Description: M1935 German Stahlhelm Helmet; Blue steel hemlet with Luftwaffe Decal painted on left side; With adjustable leather lining and chin strap
History of Use: Helmet worn by soldiers in the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) during WWII. It is differenciated from the Army or Navy helmets in that its Air Force blue with a Luftwaffe eagle decal.