Facemask, United States Army Air Service

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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:

This leather face mask was furnished by the Bureau of Aircraft Production to American military pilots during World War I as part of their standard flying equipment.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19190003000

Physical Description

United States Army Air Service leather face mask; dark brown leather with olive green wool lining; brown elastic strap; leather strip with black snaps covers mouth hole.

Credit Line

Transferred from the War Department, Bureau of Aircraft Production

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

  • Overall: Leather
  • Lining: Wool

Dimensions

3-D: 30.5 x 1.5 x 20.3cm (12 x 5/8 x 8 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear