1944 US Army Air Force Pilot WWII B-8 Type Back Parachute
WWII US Army Air Force fighter or bomber pilot B-8 type back parachute, complete with original canopy. Early bayonet fasteners type harness made by EAGLES PARACHUTE CO. dated NOVEMBER 44. 43K14992-1 pack and back pad assembly dated July 1945. Rare item, typical of 8th Air Force P-51 or P-47 fighter pilots. These parachutes were also issued to B-24 or B-26 pilots as can be seen on numerous period pics. A difficult to find piece of flying equipment, still in its WWII configuration without later mods.
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