WWII US Army Air Force B-4 Mae-West Life Preserver
B-4 pattern AN-6519-1 life preserver vest aka "Mae-West", US Army Air Force or 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 isssued to the Army or Navy Air Force (A-N=Army-Navy). Dated April 1945, made by UNITED STATES RUBBER CO. with all its straps, trigger and emergency inflation devices. Dye-Marker pouch. Named "H.G RIDLON". Outstanding condition.
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