Named USMC Harrier Pilot VMA-513 Flight Helmet Grouping
Named USMC pilot flight helmet, flight suit and checklist grouping. The pilot was a Hawker Harrier driver from the US Marine Corps, circa 1978-80. The flight helmet is an early HGU-34 with single tinted visor and VMA-513 squadron markings. Leather covered foam pads. Complete with avionics. Early HGU-33/34's were designed to be used with MS-22001 masks (equipped with bayonets fasteners), the MBU-14 wasn't operational before 1981/82 or wometimes with the US Air Force MBU-5 modified for Navy coms (popular use in the Marine Corps). Also included is the pilot's flight suit with leather nametag, VMA-513 patch and AV-8 natops qualification insignia. The named aircraft and unit checklist is also part of the grouping. Pilot's identity is witheld as he's still alive. He was a Vietnam veteran who started his career in 1969 and belung to VMA-214 and VMA-311 squadrons.
Named grouping including Tunic, 50 missions crusher hat, documents and personal belongings named to Captain Chaplain John F Schilling, 445th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. Tunic dated 1942, made by "Maurice L. Rothschild". Named on regulation label. British made 8th Air Force shoulder patch. Cotton Army Air Force US made patch. WWII Victory Medal and EAME (Europe Afrique Middle-East) with four battle stars. Service strips on left sleeve. Rare sterling "U.S" and Chaplain cross with matching sterling clutches. Sterling Captain ranks. Fully originally fitted and superb cut. Also included the LEWIS crusher hat with flexible visor and frame. Several documents as the daily newspaper issued during the crossing from USA to England , 27th July 1944 bombing mission take-off plan and secret radio call-signs, leaflet about the driving code in UK, messing tickets and British transport fare tickets.
Also included some personal belongings as two rosaries, purple silk stole, exquisite trench-art lighter made from a 1938 Penny, two patches including one British Made AF patch, Chaplain lapel cross with early clutches, EAME ribbon (awarded before theth battle star). Great grouping.