The most comprehensive study ever produced on maritime survival and rescue equipment used by the U.S. Army Air Forces and US Navy and Marine Corps during the Second World War. Volume 2 in this series focuses on the survival equipment carried by pilots and aircrew members, including sea markers, smoke and pyrotechnic signals, mirrors, flashlights and floating lamps, whistles, electronic transmitters and even carrier pigeons, as well as personal aids and sustenance kits, protective clothing and survival training. Featuring over 1000 photographs and detailed descriptions including developmental history and government contract information on hundreds of items of survival and rescue equipment. An indispensable guide for collectors, researchers and historians. Noted collector and military historian Dustin Clingenpeel has spent over 30 years gathering, examining and documenting survival and rescue gear and researching its history and development.