Camouflaged gasmask canister – Oberfeldwebel Pamperl
Throughout world war two the German army issued and carried gas masks. After the terrible experiences in world war one these where thought of as one of the most important pieces of equipment issued. The Germans utilized every gasmask with a metal canister so to keep the gasmask in good usable condition. The metal cases where first introduced in world war one and further evolved through the Reichswehr and ultimately in 1935 by the Wehrmacht. Several small changes where made to the canisters appearance ranging from the length of the canister to sealing the lid of the canister to make it dust tight.
Notes: A nice original, untouched camouflaged gasmask canister. The canister is named to Oberfeldwebel Pamperl. The canister is in salty untouched condition as found. It is interestingly camouflaged with tan paint, as can often be seen later in the war. The Feldpostnummer of 16384 is marked the inside of the lid. This number corresponds to the following units:
(Mobilmachung-1.1.1940) 11. Kompanie Infanterie-Regiment 70
(15.9.1940-31.1.1941) Stab Panzerjager-Abteilung 137
(15.7.1942-24.1.1943) Stab Schnelle Abteilung 137
(25.1.1943-31.7.1943) Stab Panzerjager-Abteilung 137
(1.8.1943-23.3.1944) 3.1.1944 Stab u. Stabskompanie Panzerjager-Abteilung 744