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Possible B-24 compass?

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2010/01/30 23:52:08 (permalink)
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Possible B-24 compass?

I'm attempting to research an aviation compass believed to be from an Army Air Force plane, specifically a B-24. The compass was manufactured by Victor Adding Machine Company, in Chicago Illinois, but google searches have turned up very little on the company.  This compass is unusual in that in sits on three "legs" that have what appear to be bolt holes at the bottom of the legs. The badge on one leg reads as follows;
A.F. U.S. Army Type D-12 , Order No. AC 32154 , MFRS Part No. 1801-1-A-VA , AN No. , Spec No. 94-27825 , Serial No. AF-43 VA 2767.  I will attempt to load a photo or two. Thanks for taking the time to look, and would appreciate any help. - . Thanks again.
 
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    Anthony J. Mireles
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    Re:Possible B-24 compass? 2010/01/31 00:13:35 (permalink)
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    Yes, according to my reference materials that is the type of compass used in the navigator's compartment on US four-engine bombers during WWII.  Navigator's Compass Type D-12 (94-2 7825) is listed on page 33 Roger Freeman's book The B-17 Flying Fortress Story as being part of the navigator's compartment equipment for B-17F airplanes. 
     
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    Re:Possible B-24 compass? 2010/01/31 16:59:05 (permalink)
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    Thanks Tony, for the info, and your source. I have several books by Roger Freeman, but not the one you cited. Thanks for taking the time. - Scott
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    Re:Possible B-24 compass? 2010/08/12 22:45:13 (permalink)
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    COMPASS :
     
    This is an Army Air Force compass from WWII and was used in the big planes/bombers such as the B-17, B-24. On the side opposite the manufacture tag it says "AFT" and t are two adjustment knobs that function.
     
    A.F. U.S. ARMY TYPE D-12
    ORDER NO. AC-32752
    MFR'S PART NO. 1832-1-A
    SPEC. NO. 94-27825
    BENDIX AVIATION CORPORATION
    ECLIPSE - PIONEER DIVISION
    TETERBORO, NEW JERSEY , U.S.A. "
    The measurements are 8" across including bottom brackets. The actual compass diameter is 6.5" and 4 3/8" tall including base.
     
     
     
    Navigator's Compass Type D-12 (94-2 7825)

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