WWII USAAF Survival Match case Compass
Hard to find version. Measures approximately 3 1/8" tall by 1 1/8" wide diameter.. Vintage 1940s WW2 Match Safe Case with Compass and range finder . Excellent condition, looks like its hardly been used. Compass in lid works . Stamped on the top edge "Sight" on either side of the white line, below the compass window on the side it says "You are Looking". Mid war production made from molded acetate plastic
Used in various AAF survival kits, including the C-1 sustenance vest and E-3 kits.
There were two emergency kits that utilized this match safe, the E-3 sustenance kit and multi-person life rafts.
This type of match holder was manufactured in 1942 and 1943 being introduced at the end of 1942.
These compasses were so successful that the US QM ordered several thousand which were issued to infantrymen fighting in tropical theatres of war.
A nice item to complete a survival kit collection