The helmet was found in Stalingrad, near city Kalach-on-Don. The helmet was found in a trench at positions 44 of the Wehrmacht infantry division. The size of the helmet is 66. The helmet is very sturdy and heavy. A great example of a Stalingrad helmet with a decal
Soviet helmet SSh40 was found in the Leningrad region, in the place of Sinyavino. The dome of the helmet is pierced by a 75mm German projectile, from the Pak40. It can be seen that the edges of the hole are twisted from the fact that the projectile was spinning when it passed through the helmet. Very fierce battles took place in Sinyavino from 1941-1943.
The helmet was found in Stalingrad in the 1960s, and for a long time until 1993 was in the museum of the city of Kalach on the Don! Then he got into a private collection. Helmet size Q64. The name of the soldier Ob.Gefr is written on the liner. Winkelmann, and field post 20794. (Mobilmachung-1.1.1940) Stab Pionier-Bataillon 171. This is 71 infantry division. The soldier’s data is being established, a request has been made to the Bundeswehr, and a response should be received soon. The helmet apparently has a camouflage color. A great example of the m35 from Stalingrad. http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Infanteriedivisionen/71ID-R.htm