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:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Transferred from the United States Department of War
- Frame: Chrome Steel
- Lenses: Glass
- Eye Padding: Natural Rubber
- Strap: Elastic
3-D: 20.3 x 2.5 x 5.1cm (8 x 1 x 2 in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
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.
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear