This P-4A flying helmet has a white fiberglass shell, leather and twill sling, and a smoked visor.
It was worn by Colonel Rayvon Burleson, a pilot during his 30-year career who 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.
Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.
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.