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Superb original WWI WRAF photograph

 

Excellent and large fornat original photograph showing three women of the WRAF in WWI. an outstanding example of the uniforms they wore c.1918-19.  Approx. 4" x 6" with slight creasing / cracking at bottom corners.

 

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SALES June 2019

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Luftwaffe crash site data plates retreived from a Ju 88 A-5 dive bomber shot down in the south of England during the Blitz.

 

Two data plates retreived from the crash site of a Ju 88 dive bomber of KG76 which was shot down by Brooklands Anti-Aircraft guns and crashed at Slaughter Bridge, Slinfold, near Horsham, Sussex at 10:30 pm on April 19, 1941. Subsequently retrieved in the 1980s.

 

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Mk II RAF Reflector Gunsight as fitted in Spitfire, Hurricane, Typhoon, Tempest and other single seater fighter aircraft.

 

Mk II Reflector Gunsight, with patent dates from 1937, this example dated 43. This is actually in good working order and has been wired to enable it to be plugged in to a US 120v outlet in order to light up the graticule. However, the original aircraft wiring, connectors and bulb are still present so it can be converted back to 100% original construction fairly easily. Sight is in excellent condition. Rubber bumber pad has hardened and shrunk slightly but remains intact. Original glass is fitted and has a few marks that would probably clean off. Good Air Ministry markings and dates. A wonderful piece of RAF history.

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RARE AAF Type K-17 Computing Gunsight.

 

The Type K-17 reflector gunsight was actually a computing gunsight, very advanced for 1944 when the technology was developed. It measured the airspeed of the aircraft, wind and other factors, and calculated the deflection necessary to hit the target. The K-17 was fitted to remote controlled guns used on B-29 bombers flying over Japan. This example is substantially complete, missing a couple of screws. The dial is slightly bent (could easily be straightened) and the glass has been replaced with perspex / plexiglas but this again, could be fully restored by replacing with glass.  Overall slight wear but no damage and basically very good condition. A rare and historic item.

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Fantastic Dunlop Mk II Spade (or Ring) Grip from an early Gloster Meteor jet fighter aircraft.

 

The Mk II Dunlop Spade Grip (also called a Ring Grip) replaced the older Spade Grip found in early WWII fighter aircraft towards the end of the war. The designation on this grip is AH8400 and this type was fitted into the Hawker Fury and Sea Fury, The Vampire and late marks of Spitfire as well as the Meteor. Having the upper part of the control column still attached to the grip allows positive identification that this came from a Meteor (see last image: photo of a Meteor cockpit). The Gloster Meteor was the first and only Allied jet fighter to see operational service in WWII. This type grip was only used prior to the introduction of ejector seats, when the Spade handle was replaced by a straight up stick to prevent pilots from catching their legs on the top as they ejected. This example, though obviously used, is in excellent condition. The brake lever and its locking catch operates perfectly; the spring-loaded gun button cover works as does the 3-position gun button. It also has a mute toggle switch and a transmit switch - all of which work perfectly. The hard rubber coating is 100% present (there is a crack on the lower left side but none of the coating is absent).  Cables are neatly cut and taped together. There is paint loss which would have occurred during its working life. Control column grips are highly collectible and sought after and this is an absolutely fantastic, complete example of a very rare grip.

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RARE early post-war US A-13A Pressure Demand oxygen mask.

 

Developed during WWII as the USAAF first pressure breathing oxygen mask for high altitude use, the design proved highly successful and remained in use until relative;y recently as the MS22001 (NATO name) mask. Eearly examples retaining the A-13 or A-13A designation are rare. This example is dated 1950 but is identical to the wartime production, which is very, very difficult to find. Condition is very good. There is some edge hardening and resulting cracks, but the rubber is robust and pliable and displays just fine. It would be possible if desired, to trim away the edge (as aviators were instructed to do, for the best fit) and have a mask in excellent condition. Fitted with correct microphone and all components parts, with a good hose and connector, good plastic exoskeleton and early strap with all hooks and clips in place. A rare mask that is not out of place in a WWII display.

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US Navy / Marine Corps M-450 / NAF 1092S summer flying helmet with pressed leather ear cups and chin cup, fitted with a set of TH-37 telephone receivers.

 

Impossible to know if this is the Naval Air Factory model (NAF1092S) or the BuAero model (M-450) because the label is completely covered inside by the "powder puff" pads. Nice used example of the standard Navy / Marine Corps helmet used by 90% of fighter pilots in the Pacific. Smallish size, but fits a display head just fine, in very good used condition, no damage or wear. Fitted with tan/oyster colored ear cups and a brown leather chin cup (not that unusual) and fitted with the correct TH-37 telephone receivers.

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Royal Navy VR (Aviation) officer's working dress blouse to a Fleet Air Arm pilot.

 

Excellent example of a Royal navy Volunteer Reserve (Aviation) Fleet Air Arm officer's working dress blouse. Epaulettes to the rank of Sub Lieutenant sewn in place with rank lace and the "A" in the curl, plus nice bullion FAA pilot wing to left breast. 1944 dated label and crisp Navy acceptance mark of an anchor inside. The blouse shows very little wear or use and no damage. Very clean, 100% original but no history or name. 

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RARE RAAF 1944 dated Tropical life preserver by Dunlop. 

 

Australian made (Dunlop) RAAF tropical mae west, based on the  RAF1932 pattern. Produced in a sandy coloured fabric it is a little grubby and stained from use and storage but perfectly solid with no damage. This model differs from other RAAF life vests I have seen in that it has multiple pockets for survival equipment such as the floating torch, ration kit, perhaps a fishing kit, etc. in the body of the vest. It also has zipped pockets at the base of both lobes containing a built-in (attached) dye pack in the right hand lobe, and a similar built-in (attached) shark repellant/chaser pouch in the left hand lobe. Both the dye pack and shark chaser are present. What makes this item completely unique is the fact that it is built in a reverse style to the standard 32 pattern mae west: the oral inflation tube for the stole coming out of the far right hand side of the right hand lobe, rather than the centre of the left hand lobe which was more usual.

It is secured with webbing tapes, as per the standard tropical pattern (no buttons) and has the same markings as the tropical pattern, but the “skeleton” back is reinforced with fabric enabling the extra pockets to be fitted.

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WWII RAF Tropical survival back pack for wear with the 1941 pattern mae west.

 

Though actually designed for use with the RAF 1941 pattern vest, this was also worn with other life vests or alone. These packs were issued for different theatres, the only variation being in the selection of contents - and they were labeled accordingly, This one has legible (but faint) markings indicating its 22P stores number and the word “Tropical” on the outside top. It is in very good condition, slightly soiled and with some inked markings, but complete (though without any contents). Zips work fine and are marked Newey. It has remnants of the red thread that was typically used to attach it to the mae west when worn together. The interior features pockets and compartments for each component of the survival kit, all of which are numbered. Quite a scarce item.

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Late WWII pattern RAF Type C Flying helmet.

 

The very last pattern of Type C helmet, which featured additional leather tabs at the back to secure the wiring (as used on the internally wired Types D and E helmets, based on lessons learned from earlier internal wiring which proved difficult to work with!). Helmet shows definite signs of use. Leather is very good, with a few nicks here and there. Lovely crisp markings with broad arrow and 22C/879 denoting size 3 (large). Chamois lining is a little grubby from wear and is named twice, once in each ear-piece, but good condition. Rubber ear cups are still pliable but with minor surface cracks the left one appears to have been exposed to heat and is slightly misshapen at the edge. Chin strap is a bit tatty and could be replaced. Overall a decent helmet and a big size 3. Would make a good project either to restore with RAF communications or to install US telephone receivers. Replacement rubber receivers cups are available if required. Priced according to condition.

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Very good and complete set of Mk IVB flying goggles with rare variant of screen plus original box and all accessories. 

Lovely set of Mk IVB flying goggles by William Stephenson, with the RARE exposed-spring polarizing sun screen, in original box and complete with its accessory kit in a fitted box, comprising a full set of guide plates (left and right, upper and lower), bag containing 11 copper rivets (almost never found!); bakelite container of "Everclear" anti-mist stick; combination screwdriver and special tool for removing sun screen; plus leather brow strip for attaching to helmet. Goggles are in excellent condition - black painted brass frames are excellent retaining 99% paint; lenses totally clear; leather strap has a bit of scuffing but still good and with nice clear marking. One sprung loop shows a little wear to its fabric covering but nothing serious. Rubber pads have hardened and deteriorated as usual. Overall a fantastic set of Battle of Britain goggles (Mk IVB was announced and issued at the same time as the Mk IV and IVA, June, 1940).

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Excellent pair of wartime RAF Mk VIII flying goggles. 

Goggles appear unused and definitely

conform to the wartime issue pattern with rolled edge to frame, high pads and raised slit vents. Machine sewn edge to nose protector is often found on known wartime used examples. Clear lenses, good leather and clean suede backing on pads, strap retains elasticity. WD broad arrow marked and filled in white on central pad, with 22C number below. Lovely set. Getting harder to find these days.

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Very good pair of AN6530 flying goggles.

Very nice, used set of AN6530 flying goggles with clear lenses, white elastic strap. The one piece cushion is tan / brown, usually associated with Navy issue (but not exclusively) and is in lovely condition, soft and pliable if a little grubby (looks worse in the photos!). Chamois backing is pretty clean. Frames are very clean with very little wear and only slight oxidation. White strap is clean and still retains much of its elasticity. Overall an excellent used pair of classic US WWII flying goggles.

 

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AAF T-30-M throat microphone.

One of three variants of the T-30 throat microphone used by AAF pilots and aircrews offered. Each contracted manufacturer was given a suffix letter, hence T-30-M was made by Universal Microphone Co. of Inglewood, California. Very good condition with some elasticity left in the strap.

 

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Fighter Pilot by (as we now know) Paul Ritchie. One of the classic books written and published during WWII.

One of the great books t come out of WWII, it was written by Flt. Lt. Paul Ritchie though when first published, his name was not allowed to appear because he was active. Nor did he name his squadron mates - though their exploits would become legendary and their names soon known. This is a first edition, first reprint, from September 1941, in very god condition, with an inscription to the frontispiece and a little wear. Slight foxing but overall a good solid copy and a must read! No dust jacket.

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"How the gun works". 34-page booklet by GM on the ubiquitous .50 calibre M-2 Browning machine gun.

Installed in just about every aircraft flown by the AAF and USN in WWII, the .50 cal is legendary. This booklet, dated 1943, was prepared by General Motors training service division and doubtless handed out by the thousand to everyone who ever used one. Containing technical illustrations and cutaway photographs it explains the gun in detail. 5" x 3.5" (130mm x 90mm) in excellent condition, minor soiling to cover.

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Outstanding USN / USMC NAF 1092 flying helmet, full wired with short rubber coated wiring and TH-37 receivers.

 

An absolutely superb example of the US Navy and Marine Corps Naval Aircraft factory model 1092 intermediate flying helmet. Goatskin leather with chamois interior and hard brown leather chin cup. Appears unissued and unworn. Leather ear cups sewn to each side with "powder puff" pads inside, fitted with the rare short rubber-coated Telephonics wiring harness and TH-37 receivers. Great label inside indicates manufacture by HLB Corp. of New York and large size 7-1/2. Very clear and large "USN" stamp to rear. A beautiful helmet that would be difficult to upgrade.

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WWII US Navy chest type parachute harness with QAC clips and Quick Release "Bang Box" fastening. 

 

First of all let me make it clear this is sold as a project, or for parts - and the value of the sum of the parts is quite a bit more than the asking price. This came as part of a package deal but when I laid it out, it became apparent it was not quite as it first seemed. It does comprise a complete QAC type harness, albeit I believe it is made from parts. The webbing has a Naval Aircraft factory stamp and is dated Aug 1945. The webbing clips, spring clips, buckles, bang box, D rings and grab handles are all present. Webbing has been cut in 3 places that I can see (for safety reasons prior to surplusing out) and roughly sewn together (could be done much better). The shoulder straps  have yellow canvas strips denoting the type of pack. Condition is excellent

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Early production AAF Type B-4 life vest (Mae West). 

 

Good used example of the B-4 life preserver by Air Cruisers. This was the standard issue for most of the war for AAF pilots and crews and also for paratroopers jumping into or over water. This example has a manufacture date of 12/43 making it a fairly early example. It was originally made without the strap from the neck, but was modified either in the factory or after arrival at the supply depot, by adding this strap. It is fitted with a dye marker pouch, cemented between the two lobes on the wearer's left. Both inflation mechanisms are in place and working, though the pull toggle is missing from one (it still functions just fine). Original oral inflation tubes remain in place. Some of the original glued areas have stiffened a little (such as around the horse collar) but the vest remains flexible, with a few minor nicks at the edges. One strap (the crotch strap) has a frayed/worn area but this should not show on display. Numerous markings and  inspection dates. Definitely saw service but for all that remains in decent condition and will display perfectly on a mannequin. This is a true "I was there" piece!

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Incredibly rare RAF / Army Air Corps glider pilot helmet, early pattern, associated with D-Day, Arnhem etc.

 

One of, if not the, the absolute rarest items of British WWII flying headgear. This helmet actually began as a crash helmet designed for RAF Air Gunners in the confines of a turret, but was rejected after service testing. It was adopted by the RAF and Amy Air Corps as a glider pilot helmet and used for radio communications between  glider pilot and tow-pilot. Once released, glider pilot would don his steel helmet ready for combat, leaving this behind in the glider - so most of these helmets were lost. Made of a pressed fibreboard top covered with cloth and lacquered , with a leather skirt to hold the receivers, cord and microphone. The microphone hung loose or was sometimes used with a G mask as a mic. holder. This early helmet has no provision for wearing a mask (later versions would have press studs for attaching a mask, and the last version included an internal wiring loom). Condition is excellent, with a few nicks and dings to the cloth covering which has gone a little bit slack. Some wear to the edge which is normal, exposing the aluminium reinforcing rim in places. Leather is excellent, rubber earcups are excellent and retain correct receivers and wiring with Type 26 microphone assembly. Well marked with a crisp broad arrow, stores ref. information and size 7.

 

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Superb Royal Flying Corps Cowl type flying helmet with personalized embroidered "19" to front using British and Belgian flags. 

 

A standard issue pattern RFC cowl flying helmet in tan chrome leather, with the addition of an embroidered number "19" to the front made from the British Union flag and what appears to be the Belgian flag. Helmet is overall in very good condition (especially for being 100 years old!) with the usual moulting / wear to the fur lining that encircles the face and head and trims the facial opening. The inner crown and lower lining are chamois and in perfect condition, if a little grubby. Leather is excellent. Helmet is a standard issue item. I have been unable to locate any WD property marks because the chamois skirt is a little grubby, but close examination or looking with a black light may well show them. Retains ear flaps and rolled cylinders to sides, all press studs / snaps present though with verdigris. Chin strap and buckle present. One of the tightening straps has lost its buckle and been sewn down in place (very clearly a period repair). The significance of the "19" is not known - this was a US veteran bring back item. Perhaps 19 squadron or 19 kills? Maybe Who knows. A lovely and quite unique example of a rare early helmet. Also worth noting is that this helmet is a very large size.

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Excellent pair of 1930s-WW2 Seesall brand flying goggles as issued to US Naval aviators. 

Prior to WWII, US Navy resisted procurement of special order contracts for flying clothing, preferring, wherever possible, to buy "off the shelf" items for aviators. Nowhere was this more prevalent than with the issue of goggles, which were purchased in bulk from commercial suppliers. One popular brand was the Seesall goggles which featured cylindrical glass lenses with a wide wide field of vision. This pair is in outstanding condition with no dings or dents and the original soft rubber cushion is in perfect shape and totally pliable. Strap looks new and retains elasticity. Green lenses are perfect.

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RAF Mk VIII Flying Goggles.

 

Early post-war production but would have still have been worn with the Type C  helmet and G mask from 1945 into the early 1950s. Show use but display well. Strap still has some elasticity and lenses are clear. Brass frames have some wear to the paint but no damage and leather pads are very good, if slightly grubby on the back. Excellent lenses with no delamination. Slight oxidation on metal fittings on strap, but overall a very decent used pair.

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AAF T-44 microphone assembly - unissued.

 

T-44 microphone assembly for use by AAF aviators flying in aircraft fitted with British radio equipment (this would have included not just Spitfires and Mosquitoes but also early P-47 and P-51 aircraft). Particularly noticeable in photos of 4th Fighter Group personnel. The microphone fit into a US oxygen mask, type A-9, A-10 or A-14 with a connector for the ANB-H-1 receivers and then the British style bell-shaped jack plug. This example in unissued, like new condition.

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RAF issue kit bag with scarce brass lock.

 

A simple accessory, missing from many collections, is the airman's kit bag or duffle bag. Every airman - officer's and other ranks alike - were issued one of these upon entering the service, regardless of whether they were in officer / pilot training or erks. The bags were heavy white canvas, usually with a blue stripe, and would have contained everything an airman possessed. When they were posted, whether overseas or locally, this was all they were allowed to take. If t didn't fit in this bag - it didn't go. This example is in excellent condition, if slightly grubby. It has a crisp Air Ministry stamp and clear 1942 date on the circular 'lid" and is named to a Sgt. Chambers, complete with his serial number. The brass lock, also an issue item, is quite a scarce accessory. Not too may of these kit bags survived, since they were extremely useful after the war.

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Scarce war economy RAF other ranks' cap badge in black plastic.

 

With brass needed for munitions, every economy was taken at one point during the war to conserve on use of metals except where absolutely necessary. The result was that metal insignia were produced out of plastic. Plastic was, at that time, in its infancy and very brittle, so these badges were not too successful - not too popular with the men, and after D-Day when the tide began to turn, production of metal insignia recommenced. Few of these badges survived and this is a beauty, in excellent condition, with both its thin tin prongs still intact on the back.

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RAF WWII aircraft cockpit dimmer switch.

 

Small, bakelite switch housing with a twist knob on top for adjusting the flow of electricity; a rheostat or dimmer switch. Unused. Nice Air Ministry markings.  The stores ref. no. prefix of 5C/ tells you this is an aircraft component. Nice for a display of cockpit controls and instrumentation. 2" high x 2" diameter.

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1920s to WWII RAF Officer's Mess silver plated sugar shaker.

 

I recently acquired a small collection of RAF Officer's Mess condiment holders and serving implements comprising some lovely items. This is a Lighthouse shaped sugar shaker, made from very heavy silver plate. Very ornate in design (typical 1920s). It is almost 7" tall and 3" diameter at the base. The top separates for filling as shown (held by a tight friction seal). The RAF crest, with "King's crown" is engraved to one panel. It really is a magnificent piece of silverware, well marked on the base. Has been kept well polished but shows some tarnish now. It will be at the new owner's discretion to polish it, but I do recommend doing so. There is no wear to the plate from polishing which shows what high quality it is. A beautiful item.

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1920s / WWII RAF Officer's Mess silver plated toast rack.

 

I recently acquired a small collection of RAF Officer's Mess condiment holders and serving implements comprising some lovely items. This is a lovely, heavily plated toast rack in a classic 1920s-30s style. One edge of the base has a small set of RAF wings engraved and the other end has the maker's marks. Well polished but shows some tarnish now. It will be at the new owner's discretion to polish it, but I do recommend doing so. There is no wear to the plate from polishing which shows what high quality it is. A beautiful item. 6"long x 5.5" high x 3.5" wide.

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1920s / WWII RAF Officer's Mess silver plated claw-foot ice tongs

 

I recently acquired a small collection of RAF Officer's Mess condiment holders and serving implements comprising some lovely items. These are heavily plated claw-foot style ice tongs. RAF crest engraved to one leg with maker's marks on the inside. Well polished with very little tarnish. There is no wear to the plate from polishing which shows what high quality it is. A beautiful item. 6" long.

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1920s / WWII RAF Officer's Mess silver plated sugar tongs

 

I recently acquired a small collection of RAF Officer's Mess condiment holders and serving implements comprising some lovely items. These are heavily plated sugar tongs. RAF crest engraved to one leg with maker's marks on the inside. Well polished with very little tarnish. Very little  wear to the plate from polishing which shows what high quality it is. A beautiful item. 4" long.

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1920s / WWII RAF Officer's Mess silver plated nutcracker

 

I recently acquired a small collection of RAF Officer's Mess condiment holders and serving implements comprising some lovely items. These are heavily plated nutcrackers. RAF crest engraved to one leg with maker's marks on the inside. Swivel 180 degrees to crack large or small nuts. tWell polished but show some tarnish now. It will be at the new owner's discretion to polish it, but I do recommend doing so. Very little  wear to the plate from polishing which shows what high quality it is. A beautiful item. 5.25" long.

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RAF War Service Dress blouse, named with some paperwork, photograph etc.

 

Lovely RAF war service dress blouse (battledress) named to a warrant officer who trained in the United States under the EFTS. Comes with a nice selection of paperwork including his training log - and some sheets on navigation and the difference in British and American terminology – “Divided by a common language” as Churchill used to say! Also his service and release book. The BD is in excellent condition, complete with a fantastic pair of padded pilot wings, warrant officer rank badge (correctly worn on one sleeve only) and medal ribbons for the 39-45 Star, Burma Star and Defence Medal. The BD also has a “Bundles for Britain” badge on the lapel, obviously from when he was over here training. The BD has  great label - typewritten and named - which was more common on the early issue blouses. There is a photo of him with a lovely looking lady in uniform (wife, girlfriend or even sister?) but he was a sergeant and it was before he got his wings. He has his ribbons. Photo is marked Belgium, so my guess would be he spent time as a ground crew in Burma, then volunteered for pilot/aircrew (which a lot of them did as there was a shortage of pilots) sent to USA for training under the EFTS and returned home to complete his training, get his wings etc. All in all, a really nice grouping and unusual to come with so much documentation.

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RAF Bush Jacket, "Shirt, Bush, Cellular" rarer long sleeve version, dated 1945 with detachable wings.

 

Excellent example of a RAF issue bush jacket or shirt, made from cellular Airtex type fabric (same as the Type E flying helmet) with long sleeves, button cuffs, black plastic RAF buttons and a wonderful pair of Indian made wings with press studs/snaps on the back to detach so the jacket could be washed. Embroidered, machine sewn tropical (red on khaki) RAF eagles on both upper arms. Shirt shows very light use and no damage. Named inside to S. Chambers with his serial number.  Lacks belt but these were often discarded. Great label dated 1945. THese very rarely come up for sale and no RAF aircrew collection is quite complete without one. Primarily worn in the CBI theatre and Pacific regions. 

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Extremely good example of a scarce WWI Imperial German Air Force aviator's crash helmet with added bumpers.

 

A difficult helmet to find, especially in such good condition, and in a large size. The helmet features a hard shell with a padded bumper around the crown and another across the top, front to back. Side skirts with semi-circular vents and a rear skirt of softer leather. Inside, the 10-finger suspension liner lacks its drawstring cord but remains in good condition. Dark brown / black leather except the crown which is overall painted with field grey / green paint for camouflage. An scarce and early Great War flying helmet in very good condition. 

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AAF A-14 oxygen mask in excellent condition (I would say unused), size medium and dated 12/44. 

 

An excellent example of the ubiquitous A-14 mask, the rubber perfect, including the thin straps supporting the harness  which are completely intact and secure.  Webbing straps and all hardware are clean and solid. No perishing, no cracking or hardening whatsoever to rubber which remains soft and pliable. Well marked and dated 12/44. Never had a microphone fitted. Looks like it was never worn.

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AAF Type A-10 Revised oxygen mask dated 4/43.

 

Though not in the best of shape, this mask displays just fine on a helmet and with some TLC could possibly be restored and made to look much better. The rubber is still nice and pliable, but has reacted with the metal nose wire which has caused it to separate at the top right-hand edge. The original nose wire has become detached but is still present. Webbing straps are still present as is the rare clip on the left hand strap. The hose is in very good condition and fitted with correct connector. The A-10 was made in 4 variants: the A-10 standard, which had extended sides and a full head harness; then came the A-10 Standard Modified which was cut down from the full size mask to this pattern; this is the third version - the A-10R (revised) which was a factory made A-10 Modified. Finally the A-10A which utilized a completely different mould. Not an easy mask to find in any condition, and priced accordingly.

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AAF E-17 Escape Kit Medical Flask.

 

The E-17 Escape / Survival kit comprised two celluloid flasks in a webbing case with a signal mirror. One of the celluloid flasks contained food and escape items and one contained medical supplies. This is the hard to find flask of medical supplies, complete and full as issued. It belonged to Major P. Collins, a P-38 pilot, and has been in an old and established collection ever since. The flask (which when empty was to be used as a canteen) is still sealed with medical tape and Major Collins added his name.  It has not warped, twisted or mishspen at all. Both flask and contents are in incredible condition. A very rare and difficult to find item.

(See aircraft parts for the altimeter from Major Collins' P-38)

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