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What would the uniform look like for a 5th AF pilot in WWII?


General Colt

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General Colt

Hey everyone,

 

Somewhat new to researching USAAF involvement in the PTO. I am curious as to what type of flight suit, helmet, and life preserver would've been issued to 5th Air Force fighter pilots from 1943-1945. Again, still new to researching USAAF equipment so I'm having trouble identifying what was worn in original photographs.

 

Thank you!

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phantomfixer

I think your going to get a lot of options...there were so many variations.....but when I hear 5th AF fighter pilot.. I think of these two guys...and Lindy (tall guy with the B-8 goggles) too

Khakis, A-9 or A-8, B-3 life preserver...AN-6530 goggles

Major_Richard_Bong_and_Major_Thomas_McGuire_15_November_1944_in_Philippines.jpg

Lindy.jpg

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doinworkinvans

phantom nailed it - tan flight suits or shirt/pants and the gear he listed.  

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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USMF's custom photo resize tool:http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/229816-custom-resize-tool-exclusively-for-the-usmf/




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