WWII USAAF B-4 Life Preserver . Dated 1945
Standardized in 1942 this was issued to all US Aircrew, this particular one has a stamp of Feb 1st 1945. This is a very clean B-4. All the straps are present and correct with no fraying as is sometimes found. The manual inflation tubes and CO2 Bottle actuators are attached as well. There is some staining and marks etc which is not to be un expected considering the age of this item. We do not clean items that come into stock as buyers have different preferences regarding looks in relation to original wear etc. Careful cleaning would make this a very clean example suitable for a museum.