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I recently acquired a LW helmet. The last name and first initial of the owner are etched in the helmet, but the owner survived the war and thus is not to be found in the German War Graves Commission database. Can any of you point me in the direction of a Luftwaffe rangliste, or any other document which might help me learn more.

Things I know:

M42 helmet with LW eagle and the name L. Wette or possibly I. Wette

Regards,

R.H.

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Mate,

i think you will struggle with that, without a unit or onything else other than Luftwaffe, you could try old phone books or the like but you don't have a town so I think a lost cause unless you can find any more detail?

Jock :)

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I have the line of advance of the unit that acquired the helmet, and the dates in which they were in said places. I don't have a specific place of acquisition, ergo the desire for a Rangliste of the Luftwaffe. If I can find a list of Wette's that were in the LW then I have a starting point. From that starting point I can trace the units in which those Wette's were in, and more importantly the locations of said units at certain dates through unit histories when and where they exist. If and when they do not exist I can at least eliminate incorrect Wette's. That being said, thanks for your help mate, I'll try the phone books.

Regards,

R.H.

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At least the name is a bit on the unique side... even if you find the right family, I am sure that most if not all of the males served during that time period in a capacity. I look forward to seeing your results. Can you post some pics of the helmet?

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