This Quist model M1940 helmet has a
spray painted finish consisting of the common colors of tan, green,
and dark red-brown. The helmet was issued without decal
insignia. These colors were often applied to both Army (Heer)
and Air Force (Luftwaffe) helmets during the battles which took
place between June and September 1944. This particular helmet
was brought back as a war souvenir by an Illinois, USA veteran who
captured it along with several other German helmets. The
damage to the camouflage paint is typical of battle worn helmets.
The German soldier who wore the helmet scratched his initials into
the rear flange of the helmet.