- The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

    Collector Topics: Camouflage - M1940 Heer Normandie Camouflage

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.

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