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The AN-H-15 helmet was introduced as the standard summer or light weight for the Army Air Force and Navy on April 23, 1943. It served as the replacement for the Type A-9 flying helmet. It was the first flying helmet designed under the joint Army/Navy procurement program.

This helmet was worn by the donor during World War II while flying from the USS Yorktown (CV-10).

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 Slote & Klein Inc.
Physical Description United States Army Air Force Type AN-H-15 Summer flying helmet; khaki cotton helmet; black rubber earphones with Western Electric Type ANB-H-1 Receiver; brown rubberized cotton insulated patch cord from each headphone with red plastic platch plug; chamois padding on the inside of the earphones; cow hide chin strap with chamois chin pad; brass hooks for oxygen mask; chin strap buckle and four snaps on left side of helmet attached to cow hide reinforcing strip; two snaps and oxygen mask hook attached to reinforcing cow hide strip; Manufacturer's tag with embroidered gold lettering sewn in back inside of helmet (see marks for full text). Dimensions Clothing: 25.4 x 22.9 x 26.7cm (10 in. x 9 in. x 10 1/2 in.)
Clothing Size: Large
Materials Overall: Cotton
Earpieces: Rubber
Headphone Padding: Chamois
Inventory Number A19740157000 Credit Line Donated by Capt. William G. Lalibert (USN, Ret.) Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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