WWII German Luftwaffe Model 1942 Single Decal Camouflage Helmet w/Purple Heart and Dog Tags-We will be honest and say that we do not know why these are together but that is how we bought them so here we go! Starting with the helmet, which camouflaged in green and reddish brown. It is brushed on as you can clearly see the brush strokes in some of the paint. This finish remains mostly intact. The Luftwaffe eagle decal is visible and shows wear. The liner is only partially intact and there is an old newspaper stuffed inside. There is a zinc liner band. The side of the interior is stamped NS 64 indicating production by Nickewerke in Schwerte in the size of 64. The rear skirt is stamped with the lot number D 237. There is a brown leather chinstrap which has some crazing but is otherwise ok. As mentioned, there is a Purple Heart with a set of dog tags. The PH is cased and named to Simon Pessin. Also engraved are his ASN (20247987), where he was injured (Meuse, Belgium) and the date, September 5, 44. A great grouping! UPDATED INFO! Our good friend Mike L sent us this information (and three additional pics of cards) that he found on Simon Pessin.....
|Race:||White, includes Mexican (White)|
|Birth Date:||abt 1917|
|Admission Date:||Sep 1944|
|Discharge Date:||Dec 1944|
|Military Branch:||Field Artillery, General or Unspecified|
|Diagnosis:||FirstLocation: Muscles and Fasciae of the thigh, other; SecondDiagnosis: Neuroma; SecondLocation: Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve; ThirdDiagnosis: Eczema seborrheicum; CausativeAgent: Gun, Explosive Effects of Discharge|
|Type of Injury:||Injury, battle|
|Medical Treatment:||Graft, skin, other (preference over cast)|
|Injured in Line of Duty:||In line of duty|
|Type of Discharge:||Discharged, Sec. II, AR 615-360 (line of duty, Yes)|
|Length of service:||3 Year(s), 9, 10 OR 11 MONTHS Month(s)|
National Archives and Records Administration; Hospital Admission Card Files, ca. 1970 - ca. 1970; NAI: 570973; Record Group Number: Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army), 1775-1994; Record Group Title: 112
Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Hospital Admission Card Files, 1942-1954 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2019.
Hospital Admission Card Files, ca. 1970 - ca. 1970. NAI: 570973. Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army), 1775 - 1994. Record Group 12. The National Archives at College Park, MD. USA.
Hospital admission cards for U.S. Army personnel wounded in battle during WWII and the Korean War.