Original U.S. WWII Army Air Forces B-2 Gunner & Air Crew Shearling Leather Billed Cap

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice example of the U.S. WWII Army Air Forces B-2 Shearling Leather Billed Cap. These were 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 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 also a few tears, cracks and holes. The pressed paper brim is in good shape as well.

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

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