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What the Well-Dressed Pilot Wore in 1941

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Looking elegant but a bit bulky, Lieutenant Gilbert L. Meyers of the 35th Pursuit Squadron models his government issued flying ensemble: an A-8 oxygen mask, B-6 goggles, B-3 winter jacket, A-3 trousers, B-5 helmet, A-9 gloves, A-6 shoes, and S-1 harness.  He’s standing next to the tail of a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. The photograph was   …Continue Reading