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Goggles, Flying, United States Army Air Service, General William Mitchell

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Manufacturer

E. B. Meyrowitz

Credit Line

Transferred from the United States Department of War

Materials

  • Frame: Chrome Steel
  • Lenses: Glass
  • Eye Padding: Natural Rubber
  • Strap: Elastic

Dimensions

3-D: 20.3 x 2.5 x 5.1cm (8 x 1 x 2 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

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.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Inventory Number

A19310035003