Here's the classic "look" of a low-altitude AAF pilot...maybe of a C-47 or an L-4 Grasshopper? (definitely not a B-17 or a B-24 over Berlin or wherever, as in the movies!) I acquired the pristine HS-33 headset at the Malvern show, yesterday. Apparently, it still works! The seller messes about with vintage radio equipment and has tested them.
The HS-33 comprises of an HB-7 sprung headband fitted with ANB-H-1 receivers and their distinctive red PL-354 jack-plug. (Headsets with the earlier R-14 receivers feature a black PL-54 jack-plug) A variety of ear cushions were fitted to these headsets. Maybe some of you saw the sponge-foam set I posted last week which are slowly "melting" as the 70 year old compound naturally decomposes! Regular rubber, as seen here, is much more durable.
The display also comprises of an officer's khaki summer service cap...not a "true" crusher, but one with its stiffener removed and which was already formed into a nice crushed shape when I acquired it years ago.
The shades are aviators' issue AN-6531s made by American Optical Co.
Around the neck is a T-30S throat-mic attached to a SW-141 "press-to-talk" switch box.