Luftwaffe M35 DD Helmet – BOELCKE stamped – Q64
Original Luftwaffe M35 double decal helmet. Marked to Boelcke unit. The Luftwaffe eagle is the desirable first pattern model, also known as ‘Droop Tail’ or ‘Snake Leg’ decal. The decals are showing traces and scratches caused by usage. The helmet is complete with an early aluminum liner. The leather is in good used condition, liner still has its original draw string and chinstrap attached. The chinstrap is maker marked marked, LBA marked and unit I/Boelcke marked. The helmet is maker marked Q64 with serial number 5135. The chinstrap is shortened and is damaged. Swastika is complete, for unedited photos please send an email: [email protected]
RARE Boelcke Unit marked early Luftwaffe M35 DD helmet!
‘Kampfgeschwader’ 27 Boelcke was a Luftwaffe medium bomber wing of World War 2. Formed in May 1939, KG 27 first saw action in the German invasion of Poland in September 1939. During the Phoney War September 1939 – April 1940 the bomber wing flew armed reconnaissance missions over France. In May 1940 it fought in the Battle of Belgium and Battle of France through to the end of the campaigns in June 1940. In July 1940, KG 27 fought in the Battle of Britain and The Blitz until June 1941. In June 1941 the unit’s Gruppen participated in Operation Barbarossa and spent the next years on the Eastern front until 1944, until it was withdrawn to assist the evacuation of the German-occupied region. It returned to the Eastern Front until November 1944. At this time, all three combat groups remained operational but were converted to fighter units for Defence of the Reich duties. It is not known when KG 27 was disbanded. An anti-locomotive staffel was known to have operated as a bomber unit into April 1945. The date given for Oberstleutnant Rudolf Kiel’s relief of command is 10 April 1945. Kiel was the wing’s final commanding officer.
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Untouched Luftwaffe M35 double-decal combat helmet with its original chinstrap.
This helmet is manufactured by the company ‘Q64’ what indicates the company of Quist, with size 64 and serial number 5135. The original liner of the helmet is also in good condition with its original chinstrap which has not the full length of the chinstrap, original liner string present. The decals are in good used condition and shows normal traces of usage. The eagle decal is an early so called ‘droptail’ eagle.
Honest Luftwaffe M35 DD ‘droptail’ helmet with good decals!
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