This artifact combines two survival tools in one–a compass and matches. The plastic waterproof case holds wooden matches, the screw-on top has a compass inserted in it, and the bottom of the container has a flint for match lighting.
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.