US Aircrew

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  1. Micdrow

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    #1 Micdrow, Jan 19, 2008
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    2nd bomb group.jpg US Airforce pilot ring 1.jpg US Airforce pilot ring.jpg USN Mark 2 life vest.jpg Stuff on US Aircrew, this is just starting so please feel free to add more.

    1. Ring is of the 2nd bomb group
    2. Second set of rings are US airforce pilot ring
    3. Lift vest is a US Navy Mk 2 life vest.
     
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    #3 Micdrow, Jan 19, 2008
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    p38add.jpg usmallinwrap.jpg cigurate case.jpg WWII ciguretts.jpg 1. P-38 can opener and instructions on use. Used by solders and personel for open cans of food.
    2. US cigarette case with bomber emblem.
    3. US cigarette pack
     
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    #4 ToughOmbre, Jan 19, 2008
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    survive.jpg survive_2.jpg Army Air Forces C-1 Emergency Sustenance Vest (from my collection)

    The World War II C-1 vest was the first military survival vest, and the military used it in large numbers in Korea. Pilots did not normally wear them in flight. Stored in a bag attached to a parachute, the pilots put them on after landing. Typical items carried in the C-1's 14 outside and two inner pockets included: waterproof match case, compass, toilet paper, first aid kit, bandages, flares, .45 caliber pistol and ammunition, fishing kit, lip balm, sunscreen, rations, water bladder, water-purification tablets, signal mirror, gloves and pocket knife.

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    Very cool ToughOmbre, do you own alot of WWII gear? Many thanks for sharing!!!
     
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    Micdrow,
    I wish I could say it was alot, a decent amount though, mostly infantry stuff. Got a few more pieces of aircrew equipment that I'll post as soon as I get the chance.

    Thanks,
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    None the less thats very cool. All I have are documents found from different places. Anything is better then nothing as I say. Again Many thanks.
     
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    #8 ToughOmbre, Jan 19, 2008
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    booties.jpg DSCN3540.JPG DSCN3538.JPG DSCN3536.JPG aaf.jpg Some more USAAF aircrew stuff...

    1. TYPE Q-1 ELECTRIC FLYING SHOE INSERT
    2. B-3 sheepskin trousers
    3. close-up of B-3 suspenders
    4. A-11 Flight Pants (think they replaced the B-3)

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    Great stuff guys. Micdraw i think i actually have one of those can openers, i'll check my tool box when i go in today. Iknow my dad had acouple of them
     
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    Different manuals for training of pilots, gunners, navigators, bombader and such.
     

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    Found a file I had named wrong here, its fixed now. If you find a mistake please let me know and I will fix it. :oops: I seem to be working on to many projects at once and got some files mixed up.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Paul:

    I still have mine from my tour in Nam 66-67. I never leave home without it !!

    Charles
     

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    Thank you for the manuals.

    Magnificent find, as always.
     
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    Great stuff guys!
     
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    Here is a 1944 furlough manual I found on my hard drive, Not sure where I had got it from.
     

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    Mic, I found this link that might be of interest to you. You may or may not have already seen it.
    WWII Uniforms and Flight Gear (1)
    click on the tabs under the "WWII Uniforms and Flight Gear" heading for more pics.
     
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    #17 Micdrow, Apr 28, 2008
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    aviators-jungle-aid.jpg Silk patch sewn on the back of flyers for the China, Burma India Campaign
     
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    Thanks Wildcat,

    Here are a couple of the booklets on the site that I made into pdf format for easier enjoyment.
     

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    #19 Micdrow, Jan 1, 2009
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    dgfdgg.JPG Thought a few might be interested in wings so here they are.

    Enjoy!!!!
     
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    Wow! I knew there were different types of wings for aircrew roles, but I didn't know you guys had different types of wings for different types of pilot. Thanks Paul.
     
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