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Vietnam era Fighter Pilot w/ Helmet/Oxygen Mask Studio Portrait

Started by lakenormanusa , Oct 12 2017 01:59 AM

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#1 lakenormanusa

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:59 AM

Studio portrait of a Vietnam era fighter pilot in flight gear taken by Raynor Craig - Tenafly, N.J.

From the type of gear worn, is there a way to pinpoint what year this photo may have been taken?

 

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Rick

 

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#2 phantomfixer

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:07 AM

gear would suggest late 1950s..



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:19 AM

I think the B-8 life vest worn here was replaced by the MA-2 in the mid-50s.



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:12 AM

I think the B-8 life vest worn here was replaced by the MA-2 in the mid-50s.

 

Interesting, so instead of Vietnam, this may be a Korean war era photo?



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:55 AM

I would say around 1955, right after Korea.



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:52 PM

Looks like a P-1 or 1A helmet or a P4 with a type 1 visor.... with the A-14B oxygen mask,

 

second / later pattern B5 Mae West ...so guessing not a VN era photo


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