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Original, WW2, US Army Air Forces 'Sweetheart' Decorative Pilot's Seat Cushion Cover. Sn 6301. - 6301
In the cramped confines of their combat conditions, WW2 USAAF Fighter and Bomber Pilot's together with Air Crew often found comfort in having mementos of their loved ones onboard their Aircraft. It became popular for Pilot's and Aircrew to have custom made, colourful decorative loose cushion covers with images, slogans and sometimes poems dedicated to Wives, Family, and Girlfriends, fitted to their seat pads/cushions (some types of seat cushion were also attached to their parachute which would be housed in a recess beneath their seat). A broad variety of designs became available during the War Years and became so popular that Army PX's sold these seat covers alongside other supplies ( PX's (Post Exchanges) were retail stores similar to British Forces NAAFI's which are in effect shops for Servicemen at Army, Navy and Air Force bases). This silk cover measures 18 inches x 18 inches. The front is deep purple in colour with gold, yellow and red printed images and lettering. The images consist of 'Stars and Stripes' designs, U.S Air Force, Fighter and Bomber Aircraft. The USAAF 'Star with Eagle wings' and Eagles supporting an edged box surmounted by a Star. The box contains a poem headed 'Sweetheart' in yellow lettering (illustrated). Emblazoned in bold lettering at the top of the cover is 'U.S. AIR FORCES' and the bottom of the cover bears the lettering 'CRAIG FIELD, SELMA, ALA.' . To the right of the cover is ' In Service for my Country and you'. The cover is edged with gold coloured stitching and small red silk tassles. The back of the cover is plain green silk. The cover is clean and totally undamaged with all stitching intact. An original WW2, USAAF, Pilot's seat cushion/ Parachute pad is available separatley on this web site. Price for this attractive rare item includes UK delivery.Sn 6301.
125.00

Original WW2 US Army Air Forces, Pilot's Parachute Cushion. AE 559. - AE 559
This is a good condition, original WW2, US Army Air Forces, Pilot's parachute cushion. The cushion would be attached to the pilot's parachute pack and the Pilot sat on the cushion when in the cockpit of the plane. (the parachute sat in a recess in the seat below the cushion). The cushion measures 14.5 x 13.5 x 2 inches, it is covered in olive coloured canvas which has no tears or damage. The cushion is fitted with a small canvas loop in each of it's 4 corners and all stitching is nicely intact. The cushion has faint visible black ink stamps on the top aspect including a serial number 47555-1 and is ink stamped AC. 13 on the reverse. The cushion appears to be stuffed with horse hair or similar. This is a genuine piece of USAAF equipment and price includes UK delivery. AE 559.
195.00

Original WW2, C 1943, Type A-10A, U.S. Army Air Force, Summer Flying Helmet. Sn 6286. - 6286
The US Air Corps became the US Army Air Force (USAAF) in June 1941. Most early flight helmets used R-14 radio receivers while the helmets post 1943 used ANB-H-1 receivers which fitted perfectly into Harvard design ear cushions. This is a good condition A-10A Summer flight helmet with Harvard design ear cups and Audiosears, ANB-H-1 receivers installed. The radio receivers on this Summer helmet are both present, intact and stamped by the manufacturer ' AUDIOSEARS CORPS, RECEIVER, AMB-H-1'. The Cloth helmet and all press studs and straps of the helmet are in great condition and the helmet is clearly stamped above the left side ear cushion 'Army Air Forces' beneath a circular logo containing the 'Star with Eagle wings'. The receivers are fitted into the Harvard design ear cushions. The ear cushions are stamped 'front' below a small encircled 'T' towards the front of the earpiece. Inside the helmet a great condition label is present bearing the manufacturers' details ' Type A-10A, Spec No. 3230-A, Medium, AAF Stock No. 8300-416600, P.O. NO ( 33038) 45-9266-AF, BATES SHOE CO. (illustrated). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 6286.
195.00

UNAVAILABLE UNAVAILABLE Signed Photo - Richard Todd in Dambusters - AE 334
The Dam Busters is a 1955 British war film, set during the Second World War, and based on the true story of the RAF's 617 Squadron, the development of the "bouncing bomb", and Operation Chastise, the attack on the Ruhr dams in Germany. It stars Richard Todd as Wing Commander Guy Gibson. This 10" x 8" B&W photo is signed by Richard Todd as he sits in the cockpit of the Lancaster Bomber used in the film. Set in a 16" x 12" card frame. A lovely photo and price includes UK delivery.
75.00

British WW1 Military Aircraft propellor. AE 5 - AE 5
A nice wooden single British Military Aircraft propellor, which is 4 feet long and painted brown at the tip. It has a lovely manufacturers coloured transfer on it of "The Integral Propellor Co. Limited" and British Made. AE 5
250.00
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