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Luftwaffe M1942 helmet taken from a German soldier by US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1985.1.3

German Luftwaffe M1942 helmet brought back from the war by Bernard B. Cohen, a soldier with the United States Third Army. Cohen took this helmet from a fifteen year old German soldier who had tried to shoot him. The helmet was made by a hot stamping steel process and this style was mass produced until late 1944-early 1945 when the factory was overrun by Allied troops. The Reichsadler [Imperial eagle] decal was discontinued ca. 1943 as an efficiency measure and to improve concealment in the field. Cohen was in combat with the Third Army ca. fall 1944 through the end of the war in May 1945.

Date
1945  (found)
1942 August 01-before 1944  (manufacture)
Geography
found : Germany
manufacture : Germany
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Headgear
Object Type
Helmets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Estelle Cohen
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:38
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