Air Force Pilot Oxygen Mask. Vietnam Era, possibly belonging to famous and controversial pilot Jack Broughton. This item has “Broughton” written in marker on mask and retention clip. These markings show wear commensurate with age. Age of item fits with years this pilot was active (see Wikipedia excerpt below). Very good vintage condition. Jacksel (Jack) Markham Broughton. (January 4, 1925 October 24, 2014) was a career officer and fighter pilot. In the United States Air Force. He retired in the rank of colonel. On August 31, 1968, with 43 separate awards and decorations, including four Distinguished Flying Crosses. And the highest Air Force service decoration for heroism, the presidentially-awarded Air Force Cross. Broughton avowed that his proudest accomplishment was being combat-qualified in every air force fighter from the P-47. He authored two personal memoirs of the Vietnam War. That were highly critical of the direction of the air war there and the rules of engagement. From September 1962 to June 1964, when he was promoted to , Broughton commanded the. Convair F-106 Delta Darts. And was instrumental in getting the aircraft’s deadly ejection seat replaced. He graduated from two professional military education schools, the. Air Command and Staff College. He was then assigned as deputy commander for operations (DCS/Ops) of the 6441st Tactical Fighter Wing at. Of three squadrons of. His final assignment was as vice commander of the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing at Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base between September 1966 and June 1967, leading 102 missions against targets in North Vietnam in the F-105. The item “1962 U. S. Air Force Pilot Oxygen Mask Vietnam Era MS-22001 Jack Broughton” is in sale since Friday, December 15, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Vietnam (1961-75)\Original Period Items\Personal, Field Gear”. The seller is “flatfarm” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States