WWII USAAF B-4 Life Preserver Dated 1942
An nice early WWII USAAF Type B-4 ‘Mae West’ Life Preserver.
Standardized in 1942 this was issued to all US Aircrew, this particular one is actually dated November 1942 and is therfore an early B-4. There are several inspection stamps as seen on the photos. The neck strap has snapped as has the waist strap and would need to be repaired if the item is intended to be worn. In its present condition it would only be suitable to be displayed.
There are some signs of wear on the back of the preserver
Both inflation tubes are present along with the CO2 bottle actuators.