German Helmet

Date:
1942
Creator:
Stahlheim, Germany

The German helmet shown here is a standard issue model 1942 Stahlheim. It was found near Omaha Beach, were the Americans encountered the heaviest resistance. The helmet was probably worn by either a member of the 716th Coast Defense Division or the 352nd Infantry Division which defended the beach in that area.

Description (physical):

Steel. L 30.5, W 25.3, H 15.8 cm

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
EISE 12219
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site