Korean War 1952 US Air Force/US Navy Escape & Evasion Reflective Life Raft Paddle PAT# DWG 45D18813
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Korean War 1952 US Air Force/US Navy Escape & Evasion Reflective Life Raft Paddle PAT# DWG 45D18813

Code: afpg50052eep

$30.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Korean War, circa 1952 United States Air Force and United States Navy Escape and Evasion reflective life raft paddle. The paddle is painted blue with reflective paint on one side, a piece of canvas strap is riveted to the wooden handle. The handle shows the patent #: DWG "45D18813" and the reverse reads: "IN CASE OF NIGHT RESCUE ONE SURFACE OF THE BLADE HAS BEEN REFLECTORIZED. HOLD TREATED SIDE OF BLADE TOWARD SEARCHLIGHT TO SHOW YOUR LOCATION"

VINTAGE: Circa 1952

SIZE: Approximately Paddle: 14 1/16" x 3 ½"; Canvas Strap: 8"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Wood, paint, reflective paint, steel rivets, canvas strap

ATTACHMENT: Canvas strap

MARKINGS: "45D18813", "IN CASE OF NIGHT RESCUE ONE SURFACE OF THE BLADE HAS BEEN REFLECTORIZED. HOLD TREATED SIDE OF BLADE TOWARD SEARCHLIGHT TO SHOW YOUR LOCATION"

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAF/USN Korean War collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. The paddle that you receive will either be the one pictured or one in similar condition. ebay MCX15 LBHX8/15

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): Paddle shows minor to moderate wear, much of the painted details remain intact.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.