WW II US Army Air Force Bomber Flight Suit (Full Tour Of How Everything Worked)
Youtube channel "Chris Butler" (ASP Productions)
It’s Definitely More Than Just A Suit!
With multiple layers of flying gear, comfort isn’t really the top priority here. It’s the protection against various circumstances, like weather conditions, which were taken into high consideration. So ladies and gentlemen, being a pilot isn’t just all fun and games. There’s so much responsibility on their shoulders and add that to what they have to WEAR to protect themselves, which “kept them alive not necessarily comfortable.” We can’t even begin to imagine all the things they had to endure during each combat — flying and maneuvering the war bird while tolerating the discomfort of their flight suit.
They faced danger on all sides — even their entire gear could LITERALLY weigh them down (it’s basically 45 pounds heavy). Add that to zero training on jumping out of the airplane with parachutes. And well, that dramatically increased the risk each time they fly. Don’t forget to watch until the end. It’s a beautiful story and indeed, “Each day has been a gift.”