WW2 German M42 Helmet
A late war German M42 combat helmet which was originally an American bringback with the US soldiers name & Iowa address faintly scratched into the paint on the underside of the rim.
With rear stamped maker initials , size & lot number ' EF68 4937 ' this helmet was produced in & thus was issued with no decals. Leather liner is marked to its underside with year '2 /44' for February 1944 . There has been some dryness to the leather over the years this having been very tidily kept in place with subtly applied tape to its underside by the previous owner to keep it in place.
A good example of a late war helmet left completely as found .