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 United States Rubber Co. and dated of March 23, 1943. Markings are clearly visible -- Property: Air Force US Army. 

A very nice 'Mae West', in excellent overall condition.


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