Historical information

The helmet belonged to Henry Victor Evans No 418655 RAAF. Refer 1760.4.

Type B flying helmet made of dark brown leather and lined with chamois. There is a leather chin strap fastened on the left with a white metal buckle. On the inside of the helmet on either side of the face are two snap fasteners with a strip of chamois backed webbing fastened between them for securing an oxygen mask or face protector. There is a buckled strap across the back of the neck with two thinner buckled straps running vertically above it. Another thin buckled strap is secured across the front of the helmet. A circular ear piece is sewn on either side of the helmet with a zippered opening. Inside each piece is a brass fitting for attaching gosport tubes.

Physical description

Brown leather Flying Helmet, yellow suede lined inside.

Inscriptions & markings

"N361". Hand written "V.H.Evans".