Original U.S. WWII Army Air Force B-2 Gunner and Air Crew Shearling Leather Cap by Shaw-Barton Inc

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a wonderful example of a U.S. WWII Army Air Forces B-2 Shearling Leather Billed Cap which is complete with original data showing it was manufactured by Shaw-Barton Inc. The type B-2 hat was designed for cold weather as well as sun protection for the eyes. Period photographs show these being used by Bomber Air Crew and Gunners, as well as members of the ground grew. It used to be very common for Air and Ground crew alike to paint their name underneath the bill, and then turn it upward so that others would easily know who they were.

The cap is in very good condition, with great shearling wool still intact on the inside of the cap, and the correct folded up neck flap, which could be folded down but was not often done. The exterior has some wear to the leather finish, and some small areas of loss. The pressed paper brim is in good shape as well. Size a US 7 1/4 (58cm).

A very nice example of an iconic USAAF cap, ready to display!

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