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 Museum

Physical Description:
United States Army Air Force Type AN-H-15 Summer flying helmet; khaki cotton helmet; black rubber earphones with Western Electric Type ANB-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); blacked stenciled Army Air Forces winged star insignia on left crown of helmet.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Bates Shoe Co.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
World War II Aviation

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: Cotton
Chin Strap: Cow Hide
Ear Pads: Chamois
Earphones: Rubber
Dimensions
Clothing: 25.4 x 24.1 x 25.4cm (10 in. x 9 1/2 in. x 10 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 Museum

Physical Description:
United States Army Air Force Type AN-H-15 Summer flying helmet; khaki cotton helmet; black rubber earphones with Western Electric Type ANB-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); blacked stenciled Army Air Forces winged star insignia on left crown of helmet.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Bates Shoe Co.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
World War II Aviation

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: Cotton
Chin Strap: Cow Hide
Ear Pads: Chamois
Earphones: Rubber
Dimensions
Clothing: 25.4 x 24.1 x 25.4cm (10 in. x 9 1/2 in. x 10 in.)
Clothing Size: Extra Large

ID: A19751470000