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#26 MattS

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 04:30 PM

My inspiration for this headset, as historically inaccurate as it may be, BG Frank Savage from the TV series "12 O'Clock High". :D

 

 

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:07 PM

Excellent!



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:01 AM

So this guy is a gunner, not a pilot but his headset is pretty clear.  In the original photo you can read the PL-354 on the plug.

 

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:47 AM

Looks like the earlier big ear cups, great photo!

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:02 PM

Nice pics and display guys..time the HS33 are getting their time in the sun...

 

Why is he not a pilot?  could be...nothing to really classify him either way...my bad...unless there is something in the original photo...


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#31 Ronald

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 02:15 PM

Could be any position. All the air crew positions used headsets.

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#32 MattS

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:40 PM

True, but I think the original caption identified the man as a gunner with the 99th BG.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:27 PM

I double checked and his primary position was as a radio operator, not just a gunner.  His last name and the last four of his service number are on his Mae West.  The full data stamp is also legible on the Mae West as well.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 06:00 AM

T/Sgt Joseph F. Aitken, ASN 12164822, 346th BS, 99th BG, born in 1922, enlisted at Newark, New Jersey, on October 29, 1942.

 

https://aad.archives...pg=1&rid=592527

 

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 03:19 AM

I snagged another headset cheap and it came with this cord, which I believe is the one that goes from the HS-33 to the aircraft jack/intercom box? Any help is appreciated!

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 04:05 AM

looks like the extension cord that would go from headset/helmet to interphone control box... a nice cord to have...and now you will need the push to talk switch.... 



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Posted 23 April 2018 - 04:10 AM

looks like the extension cord that would go from headset/helmet to interphone control box... a nice cord to have...and now you will need the push to talk switch.... 

 

Yes I do! 




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