Helmet, Flying, Type AN-H-15, United States Army Air Forces

Helmet, Flying, Type AN-H-15, United States Army Air Forces

     

The AN-H-15 helmet was introduced as the standard summer or light weight for the Army Air Force and Navy on April 23, 1943. It served as the replacement for the Type A-9 flying helmet. It was the first flying helmet designed under the joint Army/Navy procurement program.

Transferred from the United States Air Force, Beale Air Force Base Hospital

Physical Description:
United States Army Air Force Type AN-H-15 Summer flying helmet; khaki cotton helmet; black rubber earphones with Western Electric TypeANB-H-1 Receiver; brown rubberized cotton insulated patch cord from each headphone with red plastic platch plug; chamois padding on the inside of the earphones; cow hide chin strap with chamois chin pad; brass hooks for oxygen mask; chin strap buckle and four snaps on left side of helmet attached to cow hide reinforcing strip; two snaps and oxygen mask hook attached to reinforcing cow hide strip; Manufacturer's tag with embroidered gold lettering sewn in back inside of helmet (see marks for full text).

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Society Brand Hat Co.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: Cotton
Chin Strap: Cow Hide
Ear Pads: Chamois
Earphones: Rubber
Dimensions
Clothing: 24.1 x 22.9 x 26.7cm (9 1/2 in. x 9 in. x 10 1/2 in.)
Clothing Size: Extra Large

The AN-H-15 helmet was introduced as the standard summer or light weight for the Army Air Force and Navy on April 23, 1943. It served as the replacement for the Type A-9 flying helmet. It was the first flying helmet designed under the joint Army/Navy procurement program.

Transferred from the United States Air Force, Beale Air Force Base Hospital

Physical Description:
United States Army Air Force Type AN-H-15 Summer flying helmet; khaki cotton helmet; black rubber earphones with Western Electric TypeANB-H-1 Receiver; brown rubberized cotton insulated patch cord from each headphone with red plastic platch plug; chamois padding on the inside of the earphones; cow hide chin strap with chamois chin pad; brass hooks for oxygen mask; chin strap buckle and four snaps on left side of helmet attached to cow hide reinforcing strip; two snaps and oxygen mask hook attached to reinforcing cow hide strip; Manufacturer's tag with embroidered gold lettering sewn in back inside of helmet (see marks for full text).

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Society Brand Hat Co.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: Cotton
Chin Strap: Cow Hide
Ear Pads: Chamois
Earphones: Rubber
Dimensions
Clothing: 24.1 x 22.9 x 26.7cm (9 1/2 in. x 9 in. x 10 1/2 in.)
Clothing Size: Extra Large

ID: A19730667000