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#1 AZPhil

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 04:40 PM

Heello Gent's,

 I have a HB-7 headset that is missiong the ear cushions. I would like to find a pair that are the larger rubber one. 

 Does anybody know a source. I looked on Ebay and slim picking for the earllier rubber one. So if anybody has a lead even if the are repro's, I would be very grateful for your assisatnce.  I have a crusher cap coming and I would like to do a B-17 pilot set up..

 

Thanks in Advance

 

Semper Fi

Phil



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 05:48 PM

Hey Phil

There is/was a gentleman in the UK putting out repro cushions for flight helmets and headsets...guys on the Vintage leather jackets forum would know...and maybe a few here too...I purchased RAF type c earcups from him...excellent..but sadly lost his contact info

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 06:27 PM

Thank you Phantomfixer. I registered and I'll see what I can find.

Will they mind that I don't have a vintage leather jacket? I have one but its not vintage just 2000's..

 I appreciate the tip.

 

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 07:55 PM

Are these what you're looking for?

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 09:22 PM

No I have a set of those on another headset I have. I'm looking for this type being worn by this 545th B-17 pilot. 

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 This pilot was killed on April 13th 1944 while on a bombing mission to Schweinfurt. I would like to honor him with this set up.

 My Uncle Joe was also shot down that day. He became a guest of the Germany for the duration in Stalag 17B

I believe these are the early rubber type he is wearing on that headset. If I'm wrong , Please correct me . I'm willing to learn something about them..

Thanks for looking.

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Phil 


Edited by AZPhil, 16 October 2019 - 09:25 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 07:14 PM

How about these?

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 07:23 PM

I do appreciate your help, but I'm not sure. I have only seen them in Pic's and thought they were brown in color.

Are they these types in this thread? Post #2 &#8

http://www.usmilitar...=+hb-7 +headset

 

 

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 04:16 AM

I believe this is the style he is looking for...they are chocolate brown, and soft foam rubber...and very hard to find in good condition

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#9 AZPhil

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 07:30 AM

Thank you once again Phantomfixer.

 Yes those are the type I am looking for.

I did post on the vintage leather site under the section "Flight DecK" Got one reply saying they will keep and eye out if seen.

 

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Phil




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