1944 US Army Air Force Pilot WWII B-8 Back Parachute
WWII US Army Air Force fighter or bomber pilot B-8 type back parachute, complete with canopy, lines, extractor and risers. Bayonet type harness made by SWITLIK dated MAY 44 with matching 43K14992 pack. 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.
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