Waffen-SS M35 helmet by Quist. The heat lot number is 189, signifying a very early production of this maker. The single-ply liner band and chinstrap are both dated 1937. The size 66 shell has three layers of finish: initial issue field-grey factory finish, next a black finish for parade use, and lastly a bluish field Gray outside finish with set of CA Pocher runic and party shields adorning it. The helmet was the property of SS-Hauptscharfuhrer Gustav Laub, who was killed in the Ardennes, by the GI who brought this helmet back, Robert Pensock. Pensock is pictured in a newspaper article with this helmet in 2004 on the 60th anniversary of D-Day. The helmet Bears the inscription “Laub, 10 -SS / ,D'” in the rear skirt, as well as the surname Laub in the liner. A premier researcher had little trouble locating the exact person based on the inscription and signature.