Escape and Evasion Kit, Atlantic Region, United States Military

Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

Military Escape and Evasion Kits (more commonly referred to as "Barter

Kits") were issued to pilots and paratroopers to barter their way out of

difficult situations if they were downed in unfriendly territory . The

kits contain gold coins, go1d rings, gold pendants, gold chain links,

and 21 jewel watches, depending on the individual kit.