Type of the parachute used by the bomber crews of 15th USAAF in August 1944

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    #1 seesul, May 25, 2016
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    Hello to all,

    it´s been a long time since I visited this gorgeous site for a last time. Family and our new web are absorbing all the free time ;)

    This time I have a specific question - what type of the parachutes were used by the bomber crews of 15 USAAF in a time frame of August 1944?

    On internet I´ve found following info:

    -AN6513-1a AN6513-1A Pack
    - later replaced by A-3 A3 parachute chest pack - SURVIVAL GEAR
    - but if I got it right 8th USAAF used also back parachute B-8 http://www.303rdbg.com/u-1396.jpg

    Thx guys!
     
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    I´m asking because a friend of mine found this D-ring of the rip cord at the crash site of B-24H, S/N 42-52313 "Rough Cobb" (454 BG). Guys from 2nd BG I´m in touch with always told me that they used chest type of parachute, But this D-ring matches with the D-ring of B-8 back parachute...
     

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    And here are the chutes AN6513-1a, A-3 and B-8 with visible D-rings.
     

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    No one can help guys?
     
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