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These Meyrowitz flying goggles were worn by Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell, commander of the United States Army Air Service during World War I, and were issued to military aviators as part of their standard flying equipment.

Display Status

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear Manufacturer E. B. Meyrowitz Physical Description United States Army Air Service (USAAS) flying goggles worn by Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell; chrome steel frames with tinted green glass lenses; one lens cracked and brittle natural rubber eye pads; khaki colored elastic adjustable strap; aluminum case. Dimensions 3-D: 20.3 x 2.5 x 5.1cm (8 x 1 x 2 in.)
Materials Frame: Chrome Steel
Lenses: Glass
Eye Padding: Natural Rubber
Strap: Elastic
Inventory Number A19310035003 Credit Line Transferred from the United States Department of War Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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