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Great Miniature Compass for Escape and Evasion, USAAF / USN Issue
SOLD!!! No Longer Available!
ARTIFACT: Great United States Army Air Forces Escape and Evasion Miniature Compass. These secret 'North Seeking' magnetic compasses were issued to USAAF/USN, allies, paratroopers, etc. This is a classic design featuring a square plate with two dots of radium paint and a red tip indicating North. The most well-known versions of these secret compasses were hidden within the brass uniform buttons.
VINTAGE: Circa WWII
SIZE: Approximately 5/16" in diameter
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass, magnet, celluloid
ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF/USN collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MBEX15 LADEX5/15
CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): Evasion compass shows minor to moderate wear, overall excellent condition.