Victory in the Pacific hinged on air power, as US Navy and Marine Corps fighter pilots battled Japanese Zeros in deadly dogfights over the Solomons, Leyte Gulf, and in the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot until air supremacy in the Pacific was won. Naval aviators of WW2 were issued the classic NAF 1092 leather flight helmet for wear in intermediate weather. This US Navy USMC Marine WW2 F4U CORSAIR F6F HELLCAT PILOT NAF 1092 FLIGHT HELMET is in very good condition, with some overall drying, stiffening, wrinkling, and flattening, some darkening at the lower left front lining, missing the chin cup, and with some scattered age wear evident (ALL pictured). Otherwise, the helmet is in fine shape, with absolutely no rips, holes, tears, or other damage to the tough "pebbled" brown goatskin leather construction.Most interestingly, it's a Size 7, boasts the classic front bill, triple crown seams, and goggle retention tabs at back, and sports the original "NAF 1092 / SLOTE & KLEIN" US Navy contract label on the clean chamois lining. Stamped at the back left crown, and is a fine example of a rare, original US Navy USMC Marine WW2 F4U CORSAIR F6F HELLCAT PILOT NAF 1092 FLIGHT HELMET. We have shown a photo of the legendary USMC ace Colonel John L.
Smith in WW2 wearing a similar NAF 1092 flight helmet. The item "US Navy USMC Marine WW2 F4U CORSAIR F6F HELLCAT PILOT NAF 1092 FLIGHT HELMET Vtg" is in sale since Friday, September 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Hats & Helmets".The seller is "abramsantiques" and is located in Claremont, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.