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    USAAF A-3 cap

    USAAF A-3 cap

    Item details

    USAAF Cap, Mechanic's Summer, Type A-3.  Spec. No. 6-287.  Approximate size 7 - 71/4.  Manufactured in six equal panels of olive drab mercerized cotton cloth with reinforced taped seams and flexible visor/peak.  Designed for use by aviation mechanics but worn by many other Army  Air Force groundcrews throughout WW2.  Overall condition is good '+'.  The cloth is quite clean and retains good colour. There are a few small wear holes but these don't really detract.  Faded AAF stamp to left side.  Label absent.  These are now heavily reproduced making this a rare original survivor.  Stock code U23787.
     

    Code
    U23787
    Period
    WW2

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