US Army Air Force (1)

US Army Air Force (1)

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In June 1941 the US Army's air organisations were consolidated under a single command, the Army Air Forces or AAF. Its expansion was rapid and massive, and its contribution to the war effort was substantial. Books abound describing the AAF's impressive combat record, but little has been published to record what the men inside the machines wore to stay alive and effective in the air and on the ground, or, as often as not, in the water. Gordon L. Rottman's detailed treatment discusses the flying clothes, accessories and equipment worn and used by individual airmen fighting their often desperate battles in the sky.The Royal Canadian Air Force model was more popular in Alaska than issue types; and in England, throughout 1943, the ... These were used during primary flying instruction and attached to a speaking tube connected to the instructor ... Standard service caps interfered with the use of headsets, so in 1938 the B-1 summer and B-2 winter flying caps were developed, being standardised on 2 1 April 1 939.

Title:US Army Air Force (1)
Author: Robert Pitta, Jeff Fannell, Gordon Rottman
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 1993

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