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History and Background

Allied flight gear in WW II

History and Background
USAAF visor caps & overseas hat
USAAF flight helmets
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USAAF flak helmets
USAAF oxygen masks
USAAF flight gear : combat use
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General history

Aviation has always been a challenge for mankind. Not only the machines but also the clothing and equipment they used began to change. After a whole lot of tests and experiences, the gear used by airmen started to get more focused on their needs and standarized for production. During WW II a large range of helmets, goggles, clothing, etc. were developed to protect the wearer as much as possible.