WWI US Air Service Leather Pilot Cap of Lt. Sheldon C. Crane, 11th Aero (Bombardment) Sq

WWI US Air Service Leather Pilot Cap of Lt. Sheldon C. Crane, 11th Aero (Bombardment) Sq

Code: afuh00011ae-CON

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Product Description


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ARTIFACT: This is an IDed United States Air Service pilot cap in leather with a spotted fur lining. It belonged to Lt. Sheldon C. Crane of the 11th Aero (Bombardment) Squadron, whose name is written upon the outside of the cap. Crane was a combat airman briefly before the Armistica and is mentioned in "Wings of Honor" (page 248). He is also briefly mentioned in the February 1918 edition of the magazine "Flying" for a donation he gave. This light golden brown leather cap is fur-lined for the comfort of pilots performing high-altitude bombing missions. The cap has an Abercrombie & Fitch New York label inside the peak. The cap has a chin strap with buckle and snap in good condition.

VINTAGE: Circa World War I.

SIZE: No size tag; lying flat (folded in half) it measures 10-1/2" x 10" (not including chin strap).

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Leather, fur, plated brass.

ATTACHMENT: Strap with buckle, snap.

MARKINGS: Abercrombie & Fitch New York label; Lt. S.C. Crane Air Service... written on cap.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a World War I US Air Service headgear collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-RLB-VAFEX14 LEGEX9/14 SEJJX05/19

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): The cap has overall light to medium wear and some small scattered stains; fur has lost its integrity and will pull off easily.

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