Boots, Flying, Type A-6, United States Army Air Forces


Display Status:

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.

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Physical Description

United States Army Air Forces Type A-6 flying boot; molded rubber lower with dark brown leather upper and shearling lining; zipper with leather cord pull down the front of the boot; upper and ankle buckle strap.

Credit Line

Donated by Col. Robert L. Murdy II


Country of Origin

United States of America




Clothing: 31.8 x 11.4 x 19.7cm (12 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. x 7 3/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum