The majority of the Air Corp gear and equipment that I own is that of bomber crew members.  During the war, a total of 88,119 airmen were killed.  A large portion of those loses were bomber crew members.  The Army Air Corp was tasked not only with supporting ground forces but also with directly  attacking enemy homelands  resulting in heavy losses. 

The majority of the Air Corp gear and equipment that I own is that of bomber crew members.  During the war, a total of 88,119 airmen were killed.  A large portion of those loses were bomber crew members.  The Army Air Corp was tasked not only with supporting ground forces but also with directly attacking enemy homelands resulting in heavy losses. 

"Crusher" Caps.

"Crusher" Caps.

Many U.S. Servicemen would modify their caps by taking out the components which keep them stiff and upright, creating what was known as a "Crusher" cap.  This became very popular and stylish during WWII.

ANJ-4 Jacket.

ANJ-4 Jacket.

This is a jacket is identified to Capt. William A. Carleton who was a Squadron Engineering Officer for the 351st Bombardment Squadron/100th Bomb Group.  The remains of the painted squadron logo is still visible along with the name Capt. Carleton.

B7 Parka with A6 Pants.

B7 Parka with A6 Pants.

This arctic gear would have predominantly been issued to flight crews members serving in Alaska.

B-3 Jacket with A-6A Boots.

B-3 Jacket with A-6A Boots.

Army Air Force Captain.

Army Air Force Captain.

AAF ETO Jacket.

AAF ETO Jacket.

F-2 Outer Jacket.

F-2 Outer Jacket.

Electornically heated.

F-1 "Blue Bunny" Heated Suit.

F-1 "Blue Bunny" Heated Suit.

Pictured with a pair of electronically heated shoe inserts.  The yellow tag is a Service Part Tag from the War Department stating that the suit has been serviced and is suitable to be reissued. 

A-9 Cold Weather Mittens.

A-9 Cold Weather Mittens.

These mittens were designed with an independent index finger to allow the wearer to operate the trigger of a machine gun.

Bomb Arming Tag.

Bomb Arming Tag.

Unused.

1943 Aviator Rebreather Apparatus.

1943 Aviator Rebreather Apparatus.

AN 6510-1 Parachute Pack.

AN 6510-1 Parachute Pack.

B-17 Oxygen Tank.

B-17 Oxygen Tank.

Aeronautic First Aid Kit.

Aeronautic First Aid Kit.

Named to Pitman, R.N. with contents.

T-30 Throat Mic.

T-30 Throat Mic.

AAF Military Police Club.

AAF Military Police Club.

Named to Calvin H. Bradney. 

T-17-B Microphone.

T-17-B Microphone.

These microphones were used by bomber crews as well as tank crew members.

9th USAAF Grouping.

9th USAAF Grouping.

A grouping belonging to a William Jaspers Jr. of the 9th AAF. The grouping includes 3 SSI, 2 dogtags, one bracelet named to William Jaspers Jr. which opens up to reveal a photo of his wife/girlfriend, 2nd Lt. bar devices, USAAF collar brass, a "V" broach containing a photo of Jaspers, a handmade brass ring, a Air Service Command DUI and a damaged pair of Aviator Sunglasses with the piece of flak which caused the damage.

USAAF C-1 Survival Vest.

USAAF C-1 Survival Vest.

Pilot's Emergency Light.

Pilot's Emergency Light.

A-4 Flight Suit, Head Set and B-2 Cap.

A-4 Flight Suit, Head Set and B-2 Cap.

This flight suit would have been worn under the F-3 heated suit, flight pants and jacket. 

F-3 Heated Suit.

F-3 Heated Suit.

The F-3 heated suit would be worn underneath the jacket and trousers and plugged into the plane's electrical system. Close-up shows the electrical cord.

AAF Mechanic.

AAF Mechanic.

Army Air Corp Photo Album.

Army Air Corp Photo Album.

USAAF Salt & Pepper Shakers.

USAAF Salt & Pepper Shakers.

Made of chalkware.

1943 Souvenir of Eygpt Pillowcase.

1943 Souvenir of Eygpt Pillowcase.

Marksmanship Training Booklet.

Marksmanship Training Booklet.

AAF In Rome Photo.

AAF In Rome Photo.

Alexandra Hotel

F-3 Heated Suit Instruction Booklet.

F-3 Heated Suit Instruction Booklet.

This six page booklet was issued with the F-3 Heated Suit and instructed the wearer how to properly wear it.

M-1944 Goggles.

M-1944 Goggles.

Type III M-1943 Goggles.

Type III M-1943 Goggles.

Unused with original package and cardboard inserts.