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  1. Thank you , I bought his helmet 2 weeks ago by pure chance I found this photo. Just received it , the helmet has stamps from Flak Regiment 29 Battery 5. But the helmet is an early one with 1937 dated liner band which was reissued later in the war it may not have belonged to him that early but it could be as I see your data starts in 1940. About his being in WW1 is correct , he wrote a publication on the subject. Krichler, Reinhold [WorldCat Identities]
  2. A good summary , that is what I have learned delving through topics like this and some good books on the subject. I was trying to find out if the Teno stahlhelme we see without decals in photos would become decalled when they entered service with the different Heer branches. In the meantime I did get to see a private photo I was asked not to share with Teno soldiers wearing different helmets , WW1 types and the known Edelstahl type. Only one of the +10 soldiers in the picture has a Heer decal on his typical Edelstahl TENO helmet.
  3. Any visibility on an Oberstleutnant Reinhold Krichler ? I just bought a photo on ebay with what should be him in 1943 in Italy ?
  4. Good looking helmet , Always nice to see the standard strap replaced by a rollerbuckle one.
  5. Hello Gordon, thanks. I will have a friend of mine have a look at that as I do not own a copy.
  6. I am not really a uniform and photo guy so I my experience in dating photos is non existent 🙂 I have just read the Teno chapter in the Angolia book which is very detailed , including the uniforms but the helmets section is lacking the examples I posted and which are apparent in most photos even those in the book. Helmet collectors are at this point not even 100% sure on the Teno helmet decals (no decals in photos I have seen) and I have not had the opportunity to study one. In the Angolia book up to Uniform 1936 they do not speak of helmets. Nor does he speak of them at a later stage other than that they would have worn black civil helmets with decals which is strange because all period photos in the book show apple green medium duty edelstahl helmets or Heer transitional with 2 decals. Estimated guess on my part would be 1938/39 - as the Medium duty helmets we see with Heer decals are Always double decal. Could be 1938 also. Why do I think this ? Because Teno moved across the border with the Heer to Austria (Anschluss) and in 1939 into Poland. It would make sense that they'd use helmets. Double decals were dropped for the Wehrmacht in 1940. It is a very complicated subject to say the least but it would be great if we would find more photos. I have a post card incoming with a Teno soldier with medium duty stahlhelm. Will post it when it arrivés.
  7. Hello Gentlemen, I registered to gain access to this particular topic. I found it a very interesting topic on a lesser know organisation. My interest specifically goes to the helmets that were worn by the TENO. A subject which I see was not touched upon in this topic. From the few photos posted here we can see them wearing the medium duty stahlhelms without decals. (not to be confused with similar looking aluminium examples) The only other organisation I so far have observed in period photos wearing the same type of helmets is the Sicherheitsdiensts. They have the SS decal and the NSDAP decal on their helmets. I have in the meantime gathered a small collection of these medium duty helmets. All of which except one have decals. My line of thinking is that when TENO got segmented (to Polizei and Wehrmacht) their helmets received decals based on their new assignments. Would you agree with this assessment ? Here are some examples :
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