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Kadlec liquid filled AK39 German wrist compass found by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2014.480.70

Large, liquid filled, model AK 39 German wrist compass found by David F. Busch, a US soldier fighting in Germany during World War II. It was manufactured by Kadlec and designed to be worn on Luftwaffe pilot or crewman’s right wrist. An additional strap allows the compass to be secured over the sleeve of a flight suit or on to a rescue vest. In June 1943, David was drafted into the US Army and assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division. In October 1943, he was deployed and fought in Central Europe and Germany. On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered.

manufacture:  1939
found: Germany
manufacture: Prague (Czech Republic)
Tools and Equipment
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Tara Barenok
Record last modified: 2022-04-28 15:34:04
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