German WWII Paratrooper Fallschirmjäger Helmet Band – Bread Bag Utility Strap – Luftwaffe Blue
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Original Item: German WW2 Issue Utility straps in very good to excellent condition! Helmet is pictured but available separately.
Best illustrated in the excellent book “Uniforms & Traditions of the German Army 1933-1945” by Angolia and Schlicht in Volume 3 Page 33 is the Utility Strap, sometimes referred to as “Bread Bag Strap” being used as a helmet band. Photograph shows a Machine crew of three WW2 German soldiers each with Helmet Bands in place (without the addition of foliage for camouflage). These straps were also used to suspend the Steel Helmet from Backpack or Waist Belt, but the most common use was to secure local foliage as easily adaptable camouflage.
Here we offer original WW2 heavy canvas & leather utility straps, bearing small NSDAP stamp on leather and/or print markings together with simple installment instructions for attachment to standard M38 Fallschirmjäger steel helmet (but was commonly used on M35, M40, M42 helmets too!).
Strap only, pictured Fallschirmjäger helmet is available separately.