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RAF fighter pilot log book, RAF Polish in exile log book 219 sq. Beaufighters.

RAF log book to a Polish nightfighter pilot who flew Beaufighters with 219 squadron based at Tangmere, Acklington and Scorton. Sgt. Marian Idec (service number 784766) was born in Krakow 7.12.1915 died 6.2.1972 in Blackpool, UK. Log book starts April 1941, checked out by Polish instructors at No 1 PFTS then time on the Isle of Man No 5 Bombing and Gunnery School. Oct 41posted to 54 OTU where he obtained an "Above Average” assessment.  Joined 219 at Tangmere in Jan 1942. From then to April 43 he logs 17 ops. Notation of 2 crashes, an endorsement and loss of 2 of his Navigators. Then Briefly with 307 Polish night fighter squadron on Mosquitoes, then  target towing and  experimental glider towing in a Beaufighter. Impressive list of aircraft from Henley, Oxford, Hurricane, Spitfire, Dominie, Auster. Log finishes Feb 46 with 1,166hrs logged. The "squadrons served" page is missing from the back of the book, but that doesn’t really matter as the history can be seen in the pages. Fighter pilot log books do not often come up for sale, and one to a Polish pilot in exile is extremely rare.

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RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

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RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

RAF Polish nightfighter pilot in exile log book 219 sq.

Superb Luxor Meyerowitz No. 6 flying goggles in original tin.

 

Luxor Number 6​ goggles originated in the late 1920s but remained popular well into WWII. Issued to US Air Corps airmen, No. 6 were sold commercially all over the world and worn by military pilots and aircrews as an upgrade over their issue. They were especially popular with European competition and aerobatic pilots on the 1930s (photos even exist of their use by RAF pilots during the Battle of Britain). This pair is in wonderful condition. The rubber cushions are still soft and pliable, not hardened as are most. The bulbous convex lenses are undamaged and the strap, though lacking much of its elasticity, is i good condition and still retains its sewn embroidered label. The name H.C. Ahrens is written on the strap. Complete in their original aluminium tin. An outstanding example.

$350 / £285 / €325

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Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Superb Luxor No. 6 flying goggles in tin

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask.

NOTE:  Please read the description and study the photos - and feel free ask questions - this item is in poor condition, but extremely rare. The mask body has solidified and is absolutely rock hard. That said, it is intact, complete and can most definitely be displayed, preferably in a case alongside other flying kit. The hose is still totally flexible, though has the expected surface cracks between the corrugations. Despite having hardened completely, the mask more or less retains its shape, which is what makes it suitable for a "static" display. The rivets holding the leather handles have stretched out their holes (one one side) but remain in place. The leather handles and straps are in perfect condition, and the mask is well marked. Fitted with the housing of a Type 27 microphone (no guts). This is an extremely rare, first issue model.  Few were produced and very few  survive.

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Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

Super rare 1st issue model of the RAF Type E oxygen mask

AAF T-44 microphone assembly/wiring loom for A-10A and A-14 oxygen mask.

 

Excellent example of the US made T-44 microphone assembly, produced to integrate US flying headgear for use in RAF aircraft. The loom features a MC-1 microphone attached to a braided wiring loom with a jack for the HS-38 headset (ANB-H-1 receivers) culminating in a RAF style "bell" plug. The MC-1 mic. could be installed in any of the AAF oxygen masks but was most commonly used with the A-10A and A-14. Unissued condition, with one slightly faded area on the braided covering.

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AAF T-44 microphone an wiring loom for A-10A and A-14 oxygen mask

AAF T-44 microphone an wiring loom for A-10A and A-14 oxygen mask

AAF T-44 microphone an wiring loom for A-10A and A-14 oxygen mask

AAF T-44 microphone an wiring loom for A-10A and A-14 oxygen mask

AAF T-44 microphone an wiring loom for A-10A and A-14 oxygen mask

AAF T-44 microphone an wiring loom for A-10A and A-14 oxygen mask

AAF T-44 microphone an wiring loom for A-10A and A-14 oxygen mask

AAF T-44 microphone an wiring loom for A-10A and A-14 oxygen mask

RAF silk inner gloves, unissued in original wax paper wrapping.

 

Beautiful unissued pair of RAF silk inner gloves, worn under the leather 1933 or 1941 Pattern gauntlets for comfort, but often worn alone by navigators and other crew positions in larger aircraft. Well marked with stores ref. information, broad arrow and a large size 10. Still sewn together at the wrist and wrapped in their wax paper bag. Impossible to find better. I have had a few of these over the past few months but this is the last pair.

$250 / £200 / €230

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RAF silk inner gloves, unissued in original wax paper wrapping

RAF silk inner gloves, unissued in original wax paper wrapping

RAF silk inner gloves, unissued in original wax paper wrapping

RAF silk inner gloves, unissued in original wax paper wrapping

RAF silk inner gloves, unissued in original wax paper wrapping

RAF silk inner gloves, unissued in original wax paper wrapping

RAF silk inner gloves, unissued in original wax paper wrapping

RAF silk inner gloves, unissued in original wax paper wrapping

RAF silk inner gloves, unissued in original wax paper wrapping

RAF silk inner gloves, unissued in original wax paper wrapping

WWII US Army Type C-3 HBT field cap.

 

Excellent US Army issue HBT (herringbone twill) field cap, which appears to be in unissued condition. Size 7-1/4 and retaining its QM label, made by Mound City Cap.Mfg. Co. with contract date of January 1943. 

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US Army Type C-3 HBT field cap

US Army Type C-3 HBT field cap

US Army Type C-3 HBT field cap

US Army Type C-3 HBT field cap

US Army Type C-3 HBT field cap

US Army Type C-3 HBT field cap

US Army Type C-3 HBT field cap

US Army Type C-3 HBT field cap

US Army Type C-3 HBT field cap

US Army Type C-3 HBT field cap

Bancroft-Polaroid Sun-Cap-ade cap, c.1940.

 

Commercially manufactured by two of the largest contractors of military /aviation kit on WWII - Bancroft, who made lightweight uniform crusher caps for the AAF and Polaroid who made goggles and lenses for military aviators. The cap is tan cotton, adjustable for size and has a hinged Polaroid plastic lens attached to the underside of the peak. 3/4 leather sweatband, with leatherette at the rear on the adjustment strap. Great printed label inside. These were made for comfort and were popular with both military and commercial aviators during and after the war.  A very good example showing light wear.

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Bancroft-Polaroid Sun-Cap-ade cap, c.1940

Bancroft-Polaroid Sun-Cap-ade cap, c.1940

Bancroft-Polaroid Sun-Cap-ade cap, c.1940

Bancroft-Polaroid Sun-Cap-ade cap, c.1940

Bancroft-Polaroid Sun-Cap-ade cap, c.1940

Bancroft-Polaroid Sun-Cap-ade cap, c.1940

Bancroft-Polaroid Sun-Cap-ade cap, c.1940

Bancroft-Polaroid Sun-Cap-ade cap, c.1940

Bancroft-Polaroid Sun-Cap-ade cap, c.1940

Bancroft-Polaroid Sun-Cap-ade cap, c.1940

Bancroft-Polaroid Sun-Cap-ade cap, c.1940

Bancroft-Polaroid Sun-Cap-ade cap, c.1940

WWII US Army M1907 wool lined winter cap dated 1941.

 

Wool lined OD canvas M1907 wool-lined winter cap manufactured by kansas Citu Cap Mfg Co. and contract dated November 1941. Great condition with slight wear but no damage and a number inked on the side. Folds down for warmth around face and chin. Great label still attached and good size 7-1/4.

$65 / £55 / €60

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US Army M1907 wool lined winter  cap

US Army M1907 wool lined winter cap

US Army M1907 wool lined winter  cap

US Army M1907 wool lined winter cap

US Army M1907 wool lined winter  cap

US Army M1907 wool lined winter cap

US Army M1907 wool lined winter  cap

US Army M1907 wool lined winter cap

US Army M1907 wool lined winter  cap

US Army M1907 wool lined winter cap

US Army M1907 wool lined winter  cap

US Army M1907 wool lined winter cap

US Army M1907 wool lined winter  cap

US Army M1907 wool lined winter cap

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