Vest, Survival, Soap Box with Holiday Inn Soap, United States Air Force


Display Status:

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

Inventory Number


Physical Description

United States Air Force survival vest; camouflage pattern cotton fabric; six zipper pockets down front with black leather reinforcing strips (Top Left Pocket contains 6 2x2 gauze compress bandages, Middle Left Pocket contains, 2 Sterlized Dyed Dressings and Manual "SURVIVAL USES OF THE PARACHUTE", Lower Left Pocket contains 1 Snake Bite Suction Kit, Upper Right Pocket contains 1 Sterilized Dyed Dressing, 2 packets of adhesive bandages, 2 packets of Soaped Tissue, Middle Right Pocket, 1 box Camouflaged field dressing; Lower Right Pocket, 1 plastic soap box with bar of Holiday Inn soap bar); two internal zipper pockets (Left Pocket contains 1 Individual Survial Kit in sealed plastic; Right Pocket contains, 1 Type Mk. 3 Emergency Signal Mirror, 1 Tropical Personal Aid Kit Type 2D/1 in olive drab plastic box); adjustable vents on each side with green nylon lace; zipper down front.

Credit Line

Donated by Capt. Ben H. Allen

Country of Origin

United States of America


Overall: Plastic


  • 3-D (Container): 8.9 x 5.7 x 2.5cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 in.)
  • 3-D (Soap): 5.7 x 3.2 x 0.8cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 5/16 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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



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