The gear used by servicemen of the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII
spanned a vast range of clothing and equipment required for the
many varied combat assignments and conditions. In this section
is presented a small sampling of gear items of special interest.
It would be virtually impossible to give sufficient coverage on
this Web page to even a fraction of the all the gear that was used
by the Army Air Corps in WWII. There are, however, other sources
Maguire, Jon. A., Gear Up!, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.,
Atglen, PA 1995. ISBN: 0-88740-744-7.
Sweeting, C.G., Combat Flying Clothing, Smithsonian
Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1984. ISBN: 0-87474-898-4.
Sweeting, C.G., Combat Flying Equipment, Smithsonian
Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1989. ISBN: 0-8747-894-1 and 1-56098-502-X.
U.S. Army Air Forces Illustrated Catalog, Class 13,
September 30, 1943 (available in reprint).
Aviation Wings and Badges of WWII is a virtual museum of WWII wings.
Flight Jacket Gallery
The Flight Jacket Gallery is a collection
of examples of different types and variations of flight jackets.
Crush Caps and Crushed Caps
Crush Caps and Crushed Caps is an
illustrated description of the difference between visor
caps crushed from being worn by aviators and crushable visor
caps made expressly for aviators.
Updated: 14 October 2002.
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