Life Preserver, B-4, USAAF, 1943
Superb genuine WWII US B-4 Life Preserver, the legendary 'Mae West', complete with all straps and retaining both emplacements for CO2 cartridges. First intended for USAAF aircrews, the present type was also widely issued to airborne troops on the occasion of Operation Neptune.
Manufactured by The B.F. Goodrich Company and dated February 1943. Markings are clearly visible -- Property: Air Force US Army. Inspection stamp: March 22, 1944.
A very nice 'Mae West', in excellent overall condition.
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