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Gear Up! Flight Clothing & Equipment of USAAF Airmen in World War II by: Jon Maguire
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Gear Up!:  Flight Clothing & Equipment of USAAF Airmen in World War II by: Jon A. Maguire
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Author: Jon A. Maguire
Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket
Copyright: 1995
Pages: 183
Size: 8.75 x 11.25 in.

Product Code: SO-SCM-1995-0887407447-X3

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This new work from Jon A. Maguire provides an in-depth examination of personal flight clothing and equipment used by United States Army Air Force flyers in World War II. Included are: flight helmets, oxygen masks, goggles, clothing, boots, gloves, flak armor, paper items and emergency equipment such as parachutes and "Mae Wests." In addition to U.S. issue items, the book also covers R.A.F. gear used by American airmen. The original items are presented in full color photographs, including detail shots and labels. Also included are hundreds of World War II era photographs showing the items in use, as they were worn. Portions of actual USAAF instructional manuals are provided as well. This book is a valuable reference to historians, collectors, and modelers. It is also a source of memories and reflection for the many USAAF veterans.

Jon Maguire has been collecting and researching the uniforms and flight gear of the USAAF for more than twenty years. He is also the author of Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens: Uniforms, Wings & Insignia of USAAF Airmen in World War II, and American Flight Jackets, Airmen & Aircraft: A History of U.S. Flyers' Jackets from World War I to Desert Storm (with John Conway).

Over 600 b/w and color photos


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