Lot 5903

An OSS Rebreather Set

International Military History from 1919 | A89r | Live auction | 900 Lots

Hammer price € 1,600

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B-Lung unit made by DESCO of Milwaukee, Jack Browne mask and dual breather hoses. One-piece collar covered with white canvas, with two metal oxygen canisters contained within. Manufacturer markings stamped to front panel. Includes white canvas dive weight belt with snap-fit flap cartridges to store weights. Used by the OSS (known as DESCO) close to shore on reconnaissance of Normandy beaches by the OSS UDT (underwater dive team) in 1944 and in many other underwater situations. Rare.

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The auction includes 904 lots and starts on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 5001 - 5904. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.