Antique US Army 1940's 2nd World War Airborne Wrist Paratrooper Brown Bakelite Compass
Antique US Army 1940's 2nd World War Airborne Paratrooper Bakelite Wrist Compass
This brown bakelite compass was issued to all Allied Airborne troops during World War 2 in the 1940's. The base of the compass has the markings:
CORPS OF ENGINEERS
U. S. ARMY
SUPERIOR MAGNETO CORP
L.I CITY N.Y ( LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK )
U. S. A
Originally the compass came with a leather band and was usually worn on the wrist, over the sleeve, the shoulder loops , webbing or at the ankle over the jump boots.
The compass is 2.3 inches or 5.5 cm in diameter , comes in a wooden presentation box and a custom made brass plaque engraved with the details of the compass.