WW2 - Escape, Evasion & Survival
A nice example of the 37mm M8 Flare Pistol that was carried on many of the Bomber and Transport planes of the AAF. The gun is marked, "M S.W.C., U S Property, Pistol PyrotechnicM8" all within a triangle. Used and working condition, with a hard to find leather holster, marked with an ink stamp, "Made in Canada".
These are two paddles from a C-2A Raft kit from WW2 into the 1950's. One side has been treated to reflect light to aid in being seen at night from search-lights. The one paddle is near mint, but the decal on the other has some wear. That paddle would be the one to turn over to show the reflective side in a display.
I have one small escape compass left, at $55.00. It is one of the alum. cases with white dial two alum. These could be sewn into most anywhere on a uniform or flight clothing to be retrieved when needed and I'm sure that one or two were probably swallowed to avoid detection too. All in working condition.