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Bomber (B-17) radio / navigator headset???

Article about: I was given this headset by a guy who said his dad used it In WWII as a navigator in a B-17 this is nothing that I know of that was used by the military? Does anyone know what this was used

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    Default Bomber (B-17) radio / navigator headset???

    I was given this headset by a guy who said his dad used it In WWII as a navigator in a B-17 this is nothing that I know of that was used by the military? Does anyone know what this was used for military or civilian purposes?
    Thanks -Ben

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    Last edited by AmericanKraut; 05-11-2012 at 03:35 AM.

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    Default Re: Bomber (B-17) radio / navigator headset???

    From the small amount I could find on them they appear to be 1920s could they have been used in the AAF?

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    Default Re: Bomber (B-17) radio / navigator headset???

    Anyone have a idea?

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    Default Re: Bomber (B-17) radio / navigator headset???

    They do look commercial ( Ham or crystal radio sets ? ) USAAF stuff would
    normally have contract numbers on them.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Bomber (B-17) radio / navigator headset???

    Thats what I figured... I dont know where people get these stories :P

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