Original U.S. WWII Army Air Force Pilot Uniform Set – Type A-4 Suit, C-1 Vest, Flying Helmet, Goggles, Oxygen Mask
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Original Items: Only One Set Available. This is a set of equipment as worn by a World War Two American pilot of the Army Air Force. The set includes the following items:
– Size 40 WWII US Army Air Force Summer Type A-4 Flight Suit – When the United States entered World War Two much of the military was unprepared for combat. The uniforms and equipment employed was very antiquated, most of it dated back to World War one. Advancements in the field of aviation require that the US Army Air Force develop a new line of uniforms known as flight suits. The one featured here is designed for summer wear. It was manufactured of a cotton and wool material and they were khaki in color. The design of the flight suit consisted of a khaki colored jump suit. With a zipper that secures the front shut. Additional zippers are placed at the bottom of the legs. This feature makes it easier to put on and take off the flying boots. A belt is permanently attached to the waist area. A metal buckle is provided. These were designed and put into production pre-WWII so they are well used by the Army Air Corps and the Army Air Forces. These were used by all pilots and flight crews during the war and were see in all theaters of the war. As described in the book “Gear Up,” the A-4 Type suit was made of olive drab gabardine with a zipper front and belted waist. It usually had a diagonal…