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THE UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE ARMY AIR CORPS - The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) was the predecessor of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) from 1926 to 1941, which in turn was the forerunner of today's United States Air Force (USAF). Although abolished as an organization in 1941, it existed as a branch subordinate to the USAAF from 1941 to 1947.

WWII was the first conflict to see the heavy use of aviation as a key weapon. The Army Air Corps was leading the charge in the air against the Axis powers. The Army Air Corps was a part of the regular Army until after the war. The daring missions and key role they played during the war captured the imagination of the entire country.
Many of the advances in technology were reflected in the equipment employed by the flyers. This section of the web site provides a comprehensive look of some of the equipment employed.




WWII US AAF AN
6550 FLIGHT SUIT

WWII US AAF
B-15 PILOT'S JACKET

WWII US AAF
FLIGHT GOGGLES

WWII USN G1 PILOT'S
LEATHER JACKET



WWII US AAF
PILOT'S RUBBER URINE BAG

WWII LEATHER FLIGHT
HELMET TYPE A-11

WWII US AAF SUMMER
OFFICER'S DRESS UNIFORM

WWII B-17 BOMBER
COMPASS



WWII US AAF A-9
FLYING TROUSERS


 
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