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

Code: afuh00011ae-CON


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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.