WWII US Navy Aviation B-4 Mae-West Life Preserver
B-4 pattern AN-6519-1 life preserver vest aka "Mae-West", US Naval aviation issue. From February 1944, AN-6519 will be the new designation for the B-4 life preserver as part of an effort to expedite mass production of a vest that could be issued to the Army or Navy Air Force (A-N=Army-Navy). Dated August 1944, made by UNITED STATES RUBBER. US Navy anchor ink stamp. Excellent condition with all trigger and emergency inflation devices, USN stamped signal light.
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