Nationality: German Army – Luftwaffe
Year/time: World War II (1938-1945)
Shared by: Bertrand F.
In detail: This German paratrooper helmet, quite different from that used in the other corps of the army, was found in 2017 in the area of Carentan, on former positions of the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment-6 commanded by Colonel Von der Heydte. These elite soldiers defended the sector in June 1944. They were nicknamed “Green Devils” and fiercely resisted the US divisions dropped and landed on Utah Beach. This relic still bears the emblem of the Luftwaffe and received a two-tone camouflage (green and sand).
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