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TYPE B9 Combat and maintenance helmet
« on: April 15, 2017, 06:36:16 AM »
The Type B9 combat and maintenance helmet was the last of the winter  B series to be adopted by the USAAF during ww2. It was intended for non aircrew and maintenance crews and also emergency ground use in cold weather .
It was standardized in Sept 1943 .

I just saw this on Evil bay and thought that has got to be a hard to find piece ? i hope i havnt dropped one in buying it ??  notice the US AIRFORCE logo instead of US ARMY AIRFORCE . this is also encountered on the type H1 bail out bottle which were wartime issue .

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Re: TYPE B9 Combat and maintenance helmet
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 09:57:35 AM »
Carl...I've got one of those. The USAF used them until recently...probably / possibly still do?
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Re: TYPE B9 Combat and maintenance helmet
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 01:37:48 PM »
Carl...I've got one of those. The USAF used them until recently...probably / possibly still do?

Yes I have one too Ian , although the nomenclature is slightly different , Type B9b (?) IIRC made from the same material as the Ma1 flight jacket
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