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AAF WWII Parachute AN-6510 w/ attached first aid kit


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I am excited to share this new acquisition from an estate sale. The stenciled side of the seat is marked "42-291803 AAF", interior marked with pilots name and "ESLER FIELD LA". This pilot's survival gear is also marked "Pioneer Parachute Co. Manchester"

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The 42- number might be an aircraft serial number, though it appears to be a digit too long. If the last digit is dropped, it is a S/N assigned to a P-47.

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I am reluctant to break the inspectors lead button to check on the chute and all the bungee cords are still intact/attached. Where would the inspection log be?

The parachute log record will be in a pocket marked "inspection and packing data" located in the center of the backside of the pack. You will need to lift up the seat pad to access it.

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Log was right where you said it would be.

Front Cover reads Parachute Log Book w/ pen entry Ser. No. 42-291803

1st page reads: Type AN-24 Seat; Part No. AN-6510-1; Mfg: 8/42 Pioneer; Contract No. W525AC26568;

Stations: R.A.D.; Alamo Field; Abeline AAB; Esler Field La.; Muskogee AB Okla;

2nd page is signed in ink "Lt Evans"

3rd page has eight entries starting 12-10-42 and ending 3-4-44

 

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Sweet mercy.....

 

Was this advertised on the estate or was it just there??

 

What a find!

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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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Great rig Jeff.

This is the type of thing on my bucket list.I have the chute/harness and missed a set-up like yours a couple years ago.Guy ended up selling the FA packet off the set and the the chute and harness.

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Thanks for the vector WWII Parachutist! Just as you advised the "Technical Instruction Compliance Record" has four entries with the last being the installation of the "Packet, First Aid, Parachute installed 5-26-43" and last inspected "1-15-44".

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FYSA I am putting the parachute as I have described/shown on ebaY!

 

If you are not interested in bidding on this rare item I would appreciate you passing the word to those who may be looking to add to their collection.

 

Regars,

Jeff

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I was asked a question about how secure was the first aid kit attached so I looked closer and found not only was it tied to the rigging it also was sewn with four strings,one on each strap, by the installer. I assume they are the "inspection ties" shown in the pics. Can anyone confirm?

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Did this ever sell ???

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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Dammit ! :(

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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