This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
The Type A-6 was a high altitude flying boot typically issued to American bomber crews during World War II. Standardized by the Army Air Corp on March 27, 1937, it remained in use throughout war. The lower section of the boot was molded rubber with a waterproof leather upper with a shearling lining. The boot was typically worn over an electrically heated insert or standard issue low-quarter shoe.