Antique US Army 1940's 2nd World War Airborne Wrist Paratrooper Brown Bakelite Compass
SOLD TO : R Wagner of Cortlandt Manor , NY 10567, USA
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.