Original U.S. Korean War / Vietnam War Named Pilot’s Uniform Grouping Featuring Flight Suit and HBU-2A/P Flight Helmet - Lt. Col. William Evans

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Grouping Available. This is a lovely grouping, perfect for the US Air Force collector! The uniform set and items belonged to Lieutenant Colonel William L. Evans, who was a pilot during the Korean War into the Vietnam War also serving as a member of the Joint Chief of Staff. We have not been able to locate any service information on him, making for a wonderful research opportunity.

The Items In This Grouping:

- HGU-2A/P Flight Helmet With Oxygen Mask Dated 1967 (Size Large): The helmet is in lovely condition and is named on the back to Evans. The interior is a little worn with almost all of the leather padding missing. The Type HGU-2A/P protective flying helmet was standard issue for U.S. Air Force flight crews during the early 1960s. First issued in 1961, the HGU-2A/P was an improved version of the HGU-2/P by the addition of ventilation holes, extra padding, and the H-154/AIC headset.

- CWU-I/P Flight Suit (Medium Regular): This is a lovely, nearly unissued condition flight suit. These are heavy, insulated flight suits with a hood in the collar meant for wear in winter or at altitude.

- Black Eye Patch: Accompanying this grouping is a small paper tag from 1992 that states this eye patch as having been “used on strikes against enemy targets. The patch would save one eye in the event of an inadvertent nuclear explosion prior to reaching target”. We have not been able to find any evidence on this, but it would make sense that a pilot would have one of these before the invention of the actual blast protection goggles!

- Service Dress Uniform and Pants Dated 1959: This is a lovely uniform set that belonged to Evans. The uniform features a beautiful array of ribbons which shows service from the Korean War into the Vietnam War. The lower left breast has a beautiful Joint Chief of Staff insignia.

This grouping consists of lovely items and comes more than ready for further research and display.

Approximate Measurements:
Uniform Jacket:
Collar to shoulder: 9.5"
Shoulder to sleeve: 24.5”
Shoulder to shoulder: 15.5”
Chest width: 19.5”
Waist width: 18.5"
Hip width: 19.5”
Front length: 33"

Waist: 15"
Inseam: 30.5"

Flight Suit:
Collar to shoulder: 10.5"
Shoulder to sleeve: 24.5”
Shoulder to shoulder: 17.5”
Chest width: 21.5”
Waist width: 17.5"
Front length: 58"
Inseam: 25"

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