WW2 - Escape, Evasion & Survival
Have four of these hat, NOS in their original packs with instruction papers. One is made by "Strato Equipment Company" while the other three are made by "Winget Kickemick Company". The bags may have a few tears, but the masks are mint. Nice survival item for Naval Air Crews. Take two packs for $75, or all four for $280.
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.