Brig. Gen. Fred W. Vetter was commander of the 436th Military Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Delaware, in 1969. He was a command pilot with more than 7,000 flying hours. His white plastic, polo-style flying helmet made by Gentex Corp. was worn when flying C-141 aircraft. The helmet has a visor, cut outs over the ears, and interphone earpieces. Blue and white Dymotape on the back reads “Gen Vetter.”

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Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.

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