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Hi,

 

I post here some of my WWII USAAF headgear : helmets, oxygen mask and goggles shown like they were used in combat.

I collect items in perfect state, not always new but in very good condition.

 

Mathieu

 

Let 's go!

 

This first head consists of an early summer flying helmet AN-H-15 from Bates Shoe with snaps attached by the rigger team and HS-38 earphones installed, an A-10 Revised oxygen mask dated from January 1943 equipped with a microphone ANB-MC1 and goggle B-8 made by Palaroid.

The 2 hooks on each side of the flying helmet are specific to the A-10 Revised mask.

 

 

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hello !!!! another USAAF nut !!! keep them pics coming buddy !!!!

 

nice set up

 

LB

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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Unusual snaps on the mask.

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Very unusual Ian , they look like they were made to quickly undo the mask

 

LB

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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Thanks for your comments ! :)

 

My second headgear consists of a flying helmet A-11 made by Bradley-Goodrich with headphones HS-38 and two unusual equipments : a first model of the oxygen mask A-14 from October 1943 and an aviation goggle 1065 equiped with an electrically heater lens and its cord +24V made by General Electric.

Early A-14 masks have green-blue straps and the right hook fastening thinner than on the late model.

 

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Another beautifully presented display! ;)

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Fantastic display! I really, really like the black mannequins! Thanks for sharing and its always good to see another AAF lover :D

Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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Just noticed the heated lenses. Never seen these before!!! Got any more info on these?!

Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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those damm 1065 goggles have reared their head again Ian !!! :D

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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The heated lens can be connected to the heater E-1 of the A-14 oxygen mask or to the F-2 and F-3 electrically heated flying suits. The F-2 jacket has a connection +24V accessible by the right pocket, the F-3 suit on the breast.

 

A+ Mathieu

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Thanks !

AN-H-15 helmet starts to come out in April 1943 and A-11 in August 1943. Early models did not have snaps attached to the helmet. Riggers used the kit given with the oxygen mask to fix it. It seems that models with factory-set buttons are released a year later, in August 1944.

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Great items and even better photos of them!

 

JD

AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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Beautiful stuff. Thanks for sharing.

 

Waiting on a USAAF used RAF Type C to show up in this thread now :)

 

Now wouldnt that be a peachy thing to see !!!! B)

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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