1944 US Army Air Force Pilot WWII B-8 Back Parachute
WWII US Army Air Force / Navy fighter or bomber pilot B-8 type back parachute, complete with canopy, lines, extractor, risers and log book. Bayonet type harness made by SWITLIK, dated MAY 1944. Extra rings for survival raft pack. 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. Outstanding condition.
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