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Maybe some one have a vintage photo with 37-A-17 mic in using??? Im afraid that these type throat microphnes were using in USN type artilery headset not by aviation personel...

 

 

here two rare type of microphone :

 

RS-76 and 37-A-17

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What a pity that this topic died:(

Here is my new big Naval Aviation item: RS-76 mic with extension cord in really good condition:) I only paid 150 USD... I have noticed only a few of RS-76 for sale during my collecting time...

enjoy,

Jerry K.

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This item is harder and harder to find... I noticed only a few: one at bellsaviation site for 950, two more at Ebay for 500 or soo and one custom made also at Ebay for 400+...

You had also very interesting items at Your collection Mike like USN seat pack parachute :)

 

regards,

Jerry

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Congratulations, Jerry! :thumbsup:

 

You would have one of the nicest USN ww2 collections in Europe!

 

Franck

 

 

Wow Franck! Thanks for words!!!!!!

Im still working at my old torsos display but I will never finished it, I think:)!

 

regards,

Jerry

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last one... any coments are welcome!!!

Best regards,

Jerry K.

 

Jerry, I know a man whose father was a pilot of a USAAF B-25 in the Pacific. He flew the solid nosed model with the extra, fixed guns, similar to what you show here. He primarily carried out low level para-bomb and strafing attacks on shipping and ground targets. All the pics his family has of him in flight or near his plane, show him wearing ball cap and headphones, similar to what you show. He and his crew often wore shorts and t-shirts in the hot weather. They were shot down once and evaded capture for nearly two weeks, before being rescued.

 

Phil.

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Hi Phil.

Nice story! Probably they used more AAF gear than like Navy crews of patrol/bomber planes.

 

The VPB crews used hole mix of summer, winter, intermediate clothing especially far and far at the North of Pacific.

Here is cool photo of VP-104 crew with Colvinex heated suits, winter M380B boots used with summer flight suit...

Here is my improved crew memember display with AN6552 jacket, M380B boots, 3 fingers intermediate gloves, black/navy wool billed cap and USN headset.

 

regards,

Jerry

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3 fingers intermediate USN gloves, Taylor Gydeway compass and M575 imperial pocket knife

 

Great stuff! Do you have input as to what the pocket knife would be used for that he would hang it from a string for immediate access? What does the red plastic hanging case hold?

 

Phil.

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This items are for survival purpose. The red plastic case is Taylor Gydeway Compass, very often we can see it at the vintage photos from WW2, and pocket knife is M575 imperial pocket knife, used in M592 survival back pad kit and after 44 when back pad kit was removed this type of pocket knife was available in clothing and gear supply catalouqe for pilots and crewmembers. Also the white cord is from M592 back pad kit and after 44 was also available in supply calatouqe as lanyard for knife, compass, whistle, flashlight etc...

 

Regards,

Jerry

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Hi Jerry and Phil,

Outstanding display as always Jerry. Your attention to detail puts it over the top.

Since the use of the Gydeway compass has gone undocumented thus far, I thought I'd add some photographic reference for those who are unaware of it.

 

From a survival equipment display at NAS Norfolk in early 1945:

 

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