- The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

    Wehrmachtsgefolge:  German Red Cross

Deutsches Rote Kreuz

The German Red Cross (Deutsches Rote Kreuz DRK) was officially recognized in Geneva, Switzerland on 27 July 1929.  Like most Red Cross organizations, the DRK was responsible for providing humanitarian aid and medical assistance to the German population.

Following the rise of the National Socialist Party, the DRK became one of the many national organizations incorporated in the Nazi governmental system.  On 1 January 1938 the DRK established rank, insignia, and uniform guidelines for the entire organization.  A variety of steel helmets were worn by DRK personnel who served in hazardous duty positions.

Helmets were usually worn with insignia, although as World War II progressed many DRK helmets had no insignia at all. Most helmets consisted of the standard light and medium duty civic model varieties with and without decals.


Each section of is divided into separate Information Tracks that outline important details, facts, and historical notes pertaining to steel helmets used by the German Armed Forces during World War II.  

Information Tracks are organized by subject matter and their content is directly related to the service arm or organization to which each topic is related.  Topic areas that bridge one subject matter to another are cross linked within each Information Track.

This Information Track provides historical facts pertaining to helmets of the German Red Cross 1938-1945.  Individual links related to this subject are outlined below.

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Helmet Types

Helmet Insignia

Helmet Photos

    Auxiliary Forces

Deutsches Rote Kreuz (DRK)

Hitler Jungend (HJ)

Luftschutzwarndienst (LSW)

NS Kraftfahr Korps (NSKK)

Organization Todt (OT)

Reichsarbeitsdients (RAD)

Reichsluftschutzbund (RLB)

Sicherheits-Hilfdienst (SHD)

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