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M38 fj wire camo dated june 1944
Old 03-31-2020, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default M38 fj wire camo dated june 1944

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It's been a while since I posted so here is one I want to share. Not an easy helmet to photograph so I hope I have done it justice . I chose to take pics outside with this one to get the true colours of the camo. The helmet has been sitting in a prestigious collection for the past 20 odd years . The helmet was brought home by a Colorado veteran and originated in the Denver area. It has never been published or shown on forums. I guess what makes this helmet so special is the Normandy connection. The vet scratched the date 12 June 1944 on the paint which was the day that Carentan was taken by the US Airborne. Impossible to tell if it was taken there but it's a significant date in the battle of Normandy. Over and above that it's a wire turtle pattern camo which in my opinion doesn't get much better than that.

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Old 03-31-2020, 02:36 PM   #2
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:39 PM   #3
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:40 PM   #4
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:49 PM   #5
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:52 PM   #6
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Old 03-31-2020, 03:00 PM   #7
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Hi Shaun,

Very nice M38
The scratched date makes even more special.
I don't know if this one comes from the Carentan battle, the Fallschirmjäger Rgt 6 and the Götz Von Berlichingen has been involved in these terrible fightings.
But once again an terrific M38 !

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Old 04-01-2020, 02:17 AM   #8
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Love that incision as equally as much as the helmet......superb!
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Old 04-01-2020, 02:55 AM   #9
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Old 04-01-2020, 03:38 AM   #10
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Incredible helmet linked to one of the most decisive battles of the Normandy Campaign . . . . just amazing Shaun!

Well Done, Michael
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Old 04-01-2020, 03:54 AM   #11
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Absolutely outstanding! Thanks for posting.
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Old 04-01-2020, 04:40 AM   #12
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Just how they should be! Always nice to see a camo with a good liner.

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Old 04-01-2020, 04:45 AM   #13
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Beautiful!!!!
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:52 AM   #14
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Very very nice helmet ! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-01-2020, 06:34 AM   #15
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Unbelievable Shaun!!!
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