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Vest, Survival, United States Air Force
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.
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
This survival vest was manufactured ca.1965-1966 in Saigon for the Air Force. It was acquired by the donor while serving in Vietnam during this period.