Unissued US Paratrooper Dust Goggle Type II M-1943 in the original packaging.
Mainly used by US Airborne troops in Holland and Normandy, but also used during the Italian campaign by the 10th Mountain Division. This model is a rare type II with green tinted lenses. Dated 1943 and manufactured by American Optical Co. (AO). The goggles are unissued and in an exceptional condition.
Bought in France, September 2011
Another pair of M-1943 Goggles shown on a M1C Paratrooper Helmet
Left: Lt. John Reeder of RHQ/506th PIR in Normandy wearing the M-1943 Goggles on his helmet. Right: Airborne Medics in Normandy wearing the same type of Goggles.