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.
Donated by Richard Leyes
United States Army Air Force Type AN-H-15 Summer flying helmet; khaki cotton helmet; black rubber earphones with Kelloggs & Sons Type R-14 Receiver; embossed letter text on earphone receivers (see inscriptions for full text); brown rubberized cotton insulated patch cord from each headphone with black plastic platch plug; chamois padding on the inside of the earphones; boom microphone on left side of helmet; 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 black finished cow hide reinforcing strip; two snaps and oxygen mask hook attached to black finished reinforcing cow hide strip; two cow hide strips with snaps to hold goggle strap on back of helmet; Manufacturer's tag with embroidered gold lettering sewn in back inside of helmet (see marks for full text); blue Army Air Forces winged star insignia stenciled on left crown of helmet
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Bates Shoe Co.
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
- Overall: Cotton
- Chin Strap: Cow Hide
- Ear Pads: Chamois
- Earphones: Rubber
- Clothing: 21.6 x 20.3 x 33cm (8 1/2 in. x 8 in. x 13 in.)
- Clothing Size: Large