NEED HELP: WWII German Artifacts

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  1. Njaco

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    A very good friend of mine had her uncle pass away recently at the age of 91. Since she is the only relative, she has been cleaning out the house and wot not. She has been coming across artifacts from WWII and has been enlisting my help (in addition she has been giving me the books about the war.) Anyhow, the funeral cost her a bit and she found a few items that she wants to sell. I told her not to do anything until I can get her some answers about what they are.

    So here they are: What appears to be a German helmet and the knife and scabbard of a bayonet. I tried to take pics f markings, etc to help with ID. Her uncle was in the military and they belonged to a soldier that he killed - that is the story she was told.

    Any help would be great!

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    Helmet is Luftwaffe. Possibly flak batallion.
     
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    The helmet is certainly Luftwaffe.

    Looks like a standard M40.

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    LW helmet from any service branch even Feld-division, K98 bayonet needs help with a very used frog............ cannot tell but am assuming the later war wooden grips on the bayonet ?
     
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    Hard to tell by the pics, but that is what it looks like.
     
  6. Njaco

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    Sorry I took the pics. Will try to get better ones in the next few days.
     
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    Ok, I was wrong about the uncle. He is still alive but the aunt passed away and since the uncle can't take care of himself, my friend is getting him ready for assisted living. Meanwhile, I am going to meet with the uncle for lunch tomorrow!! Try to get some answers to the questions!
     
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    Could be War Booty?
     
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