Camouflage gasmask from Veghel, the Netherlands

Stunning three-tone camouflaged gasmask canister in untouched condition. The canister retains up to 85% of its wartime applied camouflage paint with lovely vibrant colours. The canister retains its long strap and green rubber mask in size 3. The canister is named and has a Feldpost number which could be one of the following numbers; L2317*, with the last digit hard to read I checked the feldpostnumbers starting with 2317 and came up with two Luftwaffe Feldpostnumebrs; 23179, Flak Sturm Abteilung 266 and 23173 for Fallschirm-Kraftfahr-Kompanie 11. With the latter serving only in Italy it is clear that the unit for this gasmask is 23179, Flak Sturm Abteilung 266, which also served in the Netherlands. The gasmask was found in Veghel which is right in Hells Highway which was the scene for heavy fighting during operation Market Garden.

(Mobilmachung-1.1.1940) Stab Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 266
(10.2.1943-23.8.1943) Stab gemischte Flak-Abteilung 266 (v)
(6.4.1944-9.11.1944) 24.8.1944 Stab gemischte Flak-Sturm-Abteilung
266 (v)
(10.11.1944-Kriegsende) 5.1.1945 Stab I Flak-Sturm-Regiment 1.

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