WW2 Navigators tools of the trade

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    The Navigator was a important part of the crew with out him you could not find your target or find your way back home.Here are a few things he would of used.

    In the collection you will see a Elgin A-11 wrist watch with a trench art bracelet,Elgin timer,Elgin AN-5740 with 24hrs dial and metal canister,Hamilton Model 23 Navigational stopwatch.

    Here is the Hamilton in a Mark III Mod.5,Octant.If the Navigator was just a little off it had real consequences like the B-24 the Lady Be Good going off course on it return to base and being found in the 1950's in the desert of Libya.Here is a link to the story really sad they did not make it home.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Be_Good_(aircraft)

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    Grea stuff I have a number of Jardur plotters from the Jardur company who also produced the Flightmaster... love that top wrist watch...it looks like an Elgin A-11 but seems bigger...?

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    It's the normal size Egin A-11 just looks a little bigger in the photo.

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    Just pick this up today to add to my Navigators collection a Sextant model A-10-A issue date 1944 issued to the US Army air Force.



    It takes three D cell batteries to work when you turn it on starts ticking like a clock.Must have a electric clock mechanism in it.I will need to look for a manual on this.

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    Mike, you are finding some really interesting artifacts - thanks for posting.

    Must look great in display cases - reckon you have a private museum in the making?

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    Jon'.

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