Helmet, Flying, Type AN-H-15, United States Navy
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. This helmet was worn by the donor during World War II while flying from the USS Yorktown (CV-10).
Donated by Capt. William G. Lalibert (USN, Ret.)
United States Navy Type AN6540-2S Summer Flying Helmet; khaki cotton helmet with black rubber earphones with Type ANB-H-1 earphone receivers; three piece construction with double sewn hems; brow flap; tan cow hide buckle chin strap with chamois chin pad; three tan cow hide straps on back of helmet to hold flight goggle strap; chamois ear padding on inside of helmet; black manufacture's sewn tag with gold embroidered letter text (see inscriptions for full text) on inside nape of helmet; cloth insulated patch cord with red plastic plug.
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Slote & Klein Inc.
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
- Overall: Cotton
- Earpieces: Rubber
- Headphone Padding: Chamois
- Clothing: 25.4 x 22.9 x 26.7cm (10 in. x 9 in. x 10 1/2 in.)
- Clothing Size: Large