WWII Era US Navy or USMC Pilot’s Mae West Life Preserver Vest – Dated 1945 – Excellent Condition. It is Navy Gray in color. This is an inflatable vest that was used by USN/USMC Pilots and Flight Crewmen During WWII. It was designed to be inflated by a CO2 cartridge or it can be manually inflated by the mouth inflation tube. The CO2 inflation mechanism are present. The vest is still flexible, not stiff. No rips or tears in the vest. It still has the two rubber inflation tubes for manual inflation.. There are two straps on the vest, both are still present. It is used, see photo’s for condition. It has the USN markings and is faintly dated 1945. WWII USN or USMC Fighter Pilot Display. This would make a great accessory to add to your USN/USMC Aviation Collection. Check out my other items. The item “WWII US Navy USN/USMC Pilot’s Mae West Inflatable Life Preserver Vest Dated 1945″ is in sale since Monday, August 22, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment”. The seller is “koolstuff1958″ and is located in Henderson, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Time Period: WWII 1939-1945
- Item: Pilot’s Life Preserver Vest
- Item 1: Mae West Life Vest
- Branch of Service: US Navy USN or Marine Corps USMC