This WWII-era A-11 flying helmet with ANB-H-1 receivers was made by the Selby Shoe Co. and is chamois lined. It was worn by Colonel Rayvon Burleson. Col. Burleson was a pilot during his 30-year career and flew B-36, C-54, C-124, C-97, C-121, C-124, C-133, and C-130 aircraft. He served two tours of duty in Saigon during the Vietnam War as Director of Rescue and Commander of the 3rd Air Rescue and Recovery Group.
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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.