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Regulation U.S. Army Air Service Pilot's Flying Outfit, WWI

DAYTON, Ohio - Regulation U.S. Army Air Service Pilot's Flying Outfit, World War I, on display in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio - Regulation U.S. Army Air Service Pilot's Flying Outfit, World War I, on display in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)


The goggles, leather helmet and long leather coat were standard items, though airmen used a wide variety of styles. The silk scarf protected the pilot's neck from chafing as he constantly scanned the sky for enemy aircraft. Boots, leather leggings and riding-style breeches were standard items from the regular army uniform.

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