Original U.S. 1950s Early Cold War Era General Officer’s Dress Blue Uniform Peaked Visor Cap - Size 7 ¼

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a fantastic example of an early Cold War Era (1950s) US Army Dress Blues Uniform Peaked Visor for a General Officer. The cap shows very little signs of wear and is in near unissued condition. There are some letters marked in places on the interior, and there is also the name ZITZMAN written on the sweatband, however we can find no information regarding a general by that name, so we assume it was possibly used as costume piece at some point. The cap is in a size 7 ¼, as marked on a small tag under the sweatband and stamped on the leather, and is offered in excellent condition.

Comes more than ready for further research and display.

The Army Uniform Board appointed a special subcommittee on caps in 1950 to develop a cap design for the general duty uniform. The committee recommended a solid construction service cap in one shade, similar in design to the cap developed by the Quartermaster Corps for the Air Force in 1948. The Army adopted a modified version of this cap on September 9, 1954. The new cap was made of Army Green shade 44 wool serge with a black leather visor and chinstrap. It had a straight, high front and relaxed crown, and a bright brass disc with the US Coat of Arms was worn centered on the front. The cap was authorized for wear with both the summer khaki uniforms as well as with the Army Green Uniform. The same design in dark blue piped in yellow was also used for Dress Blue Uniform cap. The committee also decided that the olive drab wool and the khaki cotton garrison caps piped in branch colors would be replaced with a single pattern of garrison cap in Army green shade 44, wool serge piped in dark green.

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