Survival & Rescue


of World War II: 

Army Air Forces and U.S. Navy


Dustin Clingenpeel

Together with its companion volume, this is 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 offers a  comprehensive study of survival and rescue equipment used at sea by pilots and aircrews of the U.S. Army Air Forces and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps prior to and during World War II. Sea markers, smoke and pyrotechnic signals, mirrors, flashlights, whistles, sails and transmitters, as well as personal aids kits, protective clothing and survival training are all examined in meticulous detail. Featuring over 1000 photographs and detailed descriptions including government contract information and developmental history.


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.

8.5" x 11"  laminated casebound, 248-pages illustrated throughout with color ad b/w photographs.



Distress Signals

Personal Aids Kits

Protective Clothing

Survival Training



Hard Cover Casebound  

$65.00 + $4.00 shipping*

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