WW2 Luftwaffe Winter Flying Helmet Worn By RAF Polish Fighter Pilot Adam Mieczysław Ostrowski
This is a very unusual combination, the flying helmet is the Luftwaffe winter weight by Siemens. The interior brow band with ink name "F/O OSTROWSKI". The helmet is complete with throat mike, electrics. The leather is supple, but has been stored in a damp place. Corrosion to electrics, some wool loss. ... Accompanied by a pair of MKVIII Flying goggles, these with initials "A.O." Some age and storage wear. One lens cracked. Although this pair with age storage wear a very interesting combination. This pair was acquired from an auction sale, in the same sale was a travelling box named to P.2670 F/Lt Ostrowski RAF St.Hethel (Digital photograph of box available ) Attributed to P.2670 Flight Lieutenant Adam Mieczysław Ostrowski fighter pilot one time flying with 317 Squadron. I can only conclude that Ostrowski was possibly posted at one time to number 1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flight RAF, nicknamed "the Rafwaffe", This unit flew captured German aircraft and a photograph can be found of a RAF pilot wearing Luftwaffe flying helmet with RAF goggles.
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