BACKGROUND: The Fliegerhorstfeuerwehr, (Air Base Fire Brigades), were established shortly after the official unveiling of the newly formed Luftwaffe on March 9TH 1935. Personnel of the Air Base Fire Brigades were drawn from civilian fire fighters and were classed as members of the Luftwaffe with neither soldier nor Official status. Originally the issue helmets were the same type as used by the civilian fire fighting services with the addition of a protective "comb", to the top crown. In 1939 the protective combs were to be removed and in 1940 a horizontal white identifying stripe was to be added to the helmets.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Civic M34 helmet retains about most of its original black satin finish paint. Left side of helmet has a second pattern Luftwaffe eagle. Right side of helmet has a national tri-color shield decal. Helmet has a stenciled white horizontal stripe just above the visor and side and back aprons. Helmet has two separate, groups of seven, "salt & pepper" ventilation holes to each side of crown. Complete liner and chinstrap. Size marked 55. Scarce Air Base Fire Brigade helmet.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $695.00

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