“Wins Nazi Helmet for War Bond Sales” – 1944

Nazi helmet

Source:  Rockford Morning Star 6/11/1944

Text:  “Russell Putnam, 807 Ashland Avenue, a 6th grade student at the is receiving a captured German helmet from Polly Meshkoff, 1514 Evergreen street for selling the most war bonds and stamps at Welsh school during May.  Polly’s father, Capt. Peter Meshkoff, sent the helmet from Italy. Watching the presentation is Miss Evelyn Anderson Welsh school vice-principal.”