Goggles, Flying, United States Air Corps, Gen. James H. Doolittle

Goggles, Flying, United States Air Corps, Gen. James H. Doolittle

     

These goggles were worn by Maj. Jimmy Doolittle during the 1931 National Air Races in Cleveland, Ohio. Doolittle left the goggles at a restraunt and they were subsequently found by Robert Carpenter. Mr. Carpenter returned the goggles to Doolittle in May 1972.

Donated by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (USAF, Ret.)

Physical Description:
E. B. Meyrowitz flying goggles worn by Jimmy Doolittle; chrome steel frames with tinted amber glass lenses; rubber eye pieces with embossed text "PAT. 1928"; rubberized tan elastic strap; manufacturer's tag sewn on the inside of the strap.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
E. B. Meyrowitz

Date
1931

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Frame: Chrome Steel
Lenses: Glass
Eye Padding: Natural Rubber
Strap: Elastic
Dimensions
3-D: 20.3 x 2.5 x 5.1cm (8 x 1 x 2 in.)

These goggles were worn by Maj. Jimmy Doolittle during the 1931 National Air Races in Cleveland, Ohio. Doolittle left the goggles at a restraunt and they were subsequently found by Robert Carpenter. Mr. Carpenter returned the goggles to Doolittle in May 1972.

Donated by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (USAF, Ret.)

Physical Description:
E. B. Meyrowitz flying goggles worn by Jimmy Doolittle; chrome steel frames with tinted amber glass lenses; rubber eye pieces with embossed text "PAT. 1928"; rubberized tan elastic strap; manufacturer's tag sewn on the inside of the strap.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
E. B. Meyrowitz

Date
1931

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Frame: Chrome Steel
Lenses: Glass
Eye Padding: Natural Rubber
Strap: Elastic
Dimensions
3-D: 20.3 x 2.5 x 5.1cm (8 x 1 x 2 in.)

ID: A19730054000