Rare Modified USAAF Flight Cap, Possibly from a "Hump" Pilot
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Rare Modified USAAF Flight Cap, Possibly from a "Hump" Pilot

Code: afuh20002


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Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is a rare, modified flight cap from the United States Army Air Forces. Because of the six triangular "humps" drawn under the visor, the cap may have belonged to a pilot who flew over the Himalayas repeatedly. The cap was fitted to accommodate a gas mask and has an insignia wrong side-up through the visor so it and the humps could both be seen while on the pilot's head.

VINTAGE: Circa World War II.

SIZE: Size 7.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Cotton, plated brass.

ATTACHMENT: Single screw post with disc backing on insignia.

MARKINGS: 7 and a stamp reading RH 4(arrow)44 MC and 25 and six drawn "humps".; "RAU FASTENER CO." on air mask clips

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VHR05 LBIEX9/10 SLAGEX4/16 SpsVAHEJX4/17

CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): Cap shows medium wear and a few small spots of rust.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.