USAAF flight gear : combat use
Underneath you'll find some examples of possible flight gear combinations as used by aircrew.
Left: M-3 flak helmet with A-9 helmet, A-9 oxygen mask and anti-flak goggles.
Middle: Same display without M-3 flak helmet. Note the hooks on the A-9 helmet for attaching the A-9 oxygen mask.
Right: M-5 flak helmet with AN-H-15 helmet, A-10A oxygen mask and B-8 goggles.
Far left: M4A2 flak helmet with A-10A helmet, A-14 oxygen mask (+ E-1 heater) and private purchase goggles.
Left: Same display, note the markings on the flak helmet.
Right : H-28-CL project flak helmet with AN-H-15 helmet, A-14 oxygen mask and B-8 goggles.
Far right: Big yellow star often found on H-28-CL helmets.
Left: B-5 flight helmet with A-9 oxygen mask, T-30 throat microphone and Sky Lookout goggles.
Middle: B-6 flight helmet with US Army sunglasses and T-45 lip microphone.
Right: A-9 flight helmet with A-10R oxygen mask and AN-6530 flight goggles.
Left: A-11 flight helmet with A-14 oxygen mask and B-8 goggles.
Middle: Officers crusher cap, A-10 standard oxygen mask, AN6531 sunglasses and ANB-H-1 receivers.
Right: AN-H-15 flight helmet with A-14 oxygen mask and B-8 goggles.
Left: Heavy winter face mask issued to air gunners who had to face the extreme cold.
Middle: RAF issue 2nd pattern C Type helmet with ANB-H-1 receivers installed, A-10A oxygen mask and US Army ski goggles. This display belonged to a P-51 pilot in the ETO.
Right: Close up of the original screws to keep the helmet and mask together.
USAC B-5 winter flight helmet and early AN-6530 goggle.