I guess he used this helmet while flying USAF F-101 Voodoos, F-102 Delta Daggers and F-100 Super Sabres. The oxygen mask receivers are an interesting variation which I have never seen before during last 20 years. Late Brigadier General John C.
He started flying P-51 Mustangs in 1946. He served first with 20th FG flying P-51s and F-84 Thunderstreaks at Shaw Field, S. In 1948 he joined the 51st FG on Okinawa flying P-80s. In Korea (1953-54) he flew F-86 Sabre with 8th FBG.
During his "navy" year (1954-55) he accomplished 71 carrier landings with F9F-6 Cougars and got this way U. Before his Vietnam tour (1967-68) he flew also USAF F-101 Voodoos, F-102 Delta Daggers and F-100 Super Sabres. He served as CO of 79th TFS, 20th TFW. Lt Col Bartholf became one of the first USAF pilots to fly both the reconnaissance and fighter versions of the famous F-4 Phantom II aircraft in combat.First he flew F-4D fighters with 8th TFW (Ubon) and later 432d TRW recce Phantoms (RF-4C) at Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base. "Big John" was a brave and dedicated fighter pilot married over 61 years with his wife! The item "USAF MB-4 Flight Helmet Named Vietnam War Pilot 1957 P-4A LARGE F-4 F-100 F-101" is in sale since Friday, March 12, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1954-60\Original Period Items". The seller is "saunamajor" and is located in Muuruvesi. This item can be shipped worldwide.