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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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.