Life Preserver, B-4, USAAF, 1944
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 New York Rubber Corp. and dated November 1944. Markings are clearly visible: Property U.S. Government.
A very nice 'Mae West', in excellent overall condition despite a certain rigidity.
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