This olive drab, US Army marked Plastic Whistle is a functional whistle on a cord. These whistles are perfect for drill, signaling, and event crowd control. Or just hang one from your flight jacket or Mae West.
Whistles were used by pilots in both Europe and the Pacific. They were sometimes attached to the Mae West or the collar of the A-2 jacket. They also appeared in appeared in several of the life raft and survival kits.
While the British Air Ministry marked Acme Thunderer is the most iconic of all the whistles used during WWII, it’s certainly not the only style. Plastics were better suited than metal and wood to withstand wet, cold conditions. Wartime dated plastic whistles were manufactured by both the Army and the Navy. They appeared in both black and olive drab. Several different body styles existed. They attached by ring, dogtag style chain, or fabric cord.