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Allied flight gear in WW II

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USAAF flight gear used in combat

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Bomber crew display (mid war) consisting of an A-10A flight helmet, privately purchased flight goggles (American Opticals), A-14 oxygen mask with E-1 heater installed and M4A2 flak helmet.
 
 
 
 

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Bomber crew display (late war) consisting of an AN-H-15 flight helmet with ANB-H-1 receivers, B-8 flight goggles, A-14 oxygen mask "Artic type" with ANB-M-C1 microphone and H-28-CL project flak helmet.

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Fighter pilot / bomber pilot display consisting of an A-9 summer flight helmet with 2 snap strips for the A-10R oxygen mask and AN6530 goggles, early war.

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First pattern of A-11 helmet with receivers, B-8 goggles and A-14 oxygen mask. Used from mid war upto the end.
 
 

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This is a heavy winter face mask mainly used by bomber crew in exposed position, f.e. gunners.

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Note the inscription on the flak helmet.
 
 

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Bomber crew display (early war) consisting of an A-9 flight helmet , anti-flak goggles, A-9 oxygen mask and M-3 flak helmet.
 
 
 
 

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Typical flight gear as used by bomber pilots (A-10 standard oxygen mask, AN-6531 sunglasses, OD wool crusher cap and ANB-H-1 headset)

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Bomber crew display (late war) consisting of AN-H-15 flight helmet, B-8 flight goggles, A-10A oxygen mask and M-5 flak helmet.

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Second pattern of AN-H-15 helmet with receivers, B-8 goggles and A-14 oxygen mask. Used from mid war upto the end.