US Navy pilots, air crewmen, and flight deck sailors of WW2 wore all kinds of jackets, helmets, goggles, sweaters, life preservers, and boots. Those classic pieces of gear have been of great interest to collectors for decades, leading Jeff Warner to write an authoritative reference book on the subject in 2007.
This "US NAVY AVIATION FLYING CLOTHING" WW2 PILOT FLIGHT JACKET HELMET REFERENCE BOOK is in near mint, unread condition, with only some light scattered storage wear evident (most pictured). Otherwise, the book is in near mint shape, with no other damage. Most interestingly, it boasts an elegantly illustrated dust jacket over hardcovers, and sports 320 pages full of descriptive text, period pictures, and color photographs of US Navy 1930s/WW2 "bedford cord" flight jackets, helmets, and suits, "Gibson Girl" survival radios, M-592 backpad survival kits, fishing kits, Mk.
II and AN6519-1 life preserver vests, the M-445 (jacket), M-446 (pants), and M-380 (boots) sheepskin flight uniform, M-421A (cotton) and M-422A (goatskin) flight jackets, color coded flight deck helmets and sweaters, flight goggles and gloves, RS-76 throat mics, all kinds of pilot, aircrew, flight surgeon, radar operator, and observer wings, and much, much more. A beautiful example of a "US NAVY AVIATION FLYING CLOTHING" WW2 PILOT FLIGHT JACKET HELMET REFERENCE BOOK. The item "US NAVY AVIATION FLYING CLOTHING WW2 PILOT FLIGHT JACKET HELMET REFERENCE BOOK" is in sale since Sunday, January 24, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms". The seller is "abramsantiques" and is located in Claremont, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.