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#1 07-08-2018 22:58:13

Rebbaron55
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USAAF Survival Parachute Seat Cushion

I finally acquired one of the survival seat cushion packs to go with my machete collection recently. Now I just have to figure out and acquire the contents to go with my folding machete. smile I have the compass, pocket knife, matchboxes, and signalling mirror but there are signal flares and ammunition also needed. Something new to research and work on!    Barron

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#2 07-08-2018 23:32:34

msteve21
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From: Australia
Registered: 05-12-2011
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Re: USAAF Survival Parachute Seat Cushion

what time frame is the survival seat cushion?. interesting item
Msteve


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#3 08-08-2018 02:00:00

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
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Re: USAAF Survival Parachute Seat Cushion

Hi Barron, interesting - I've never seen one of these before.  I'm assuming the inner part that hold the tools
is made of something like compressed felt.

Anyway, at least with the special spaces for each piece you will know what is left to be collected.

Regards Markus

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#4 08-08-2018 02:39:14

Rebbaron55
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From: Central Coast of California
Registered: 08-07-2014
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Re: USAAF Survival Parachute Seat Cushion

This USAAF version of the parachute seat cushion came out just in time for the US participation in the war and was used throughout the conflict. An earlier version with the large pointed Bowie knife was being phased out as the war began. I recently picked up version another for the USNavy and USMC with the non-folding Bolo was also used. The packing material in both was a dark Gray medium ridgid Styrofoam type material.    Barron

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#5 08-08-2018 13:55:29

RRA227
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Re: USAAF Survival Parachute Seat Cushion

Nice. Rich A. in Pa.


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