Service cap

Service cap
Service cap
Title
Service cap
Date 
1941-1945
Medium 
Wool, leather, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 11 x 10 1/4 in. ( 9.5 x 27.9 x 26 cm )
Description 
Olive drab wool service cap with brown leather visor and chin strap; gilded metal insignia consisting of shield-breasted eagle surmounted by banner and disk with thirteen stars; chin strap secured at either side by a button embossed with similar motif.
Credit Line 
Gift of Paul H. Downing
Object Number 
1946.118f
Marks 
printed: on lining: "DOBBS / FIFTH AVENUE / NEW YORK / . . ." in relief: on insignia: "E PLURIBUS / UNUM" business card: in plastic sleeve stitched inside top of crown: "PAUL H. DOWNING / LIEUTENANT COLONEL, AIR CORPS / UNITED STATES ARMY"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this cap was part of the everyday winter uniform of the donor, Paul H. Downing, a lieutenant-colonel in the U.S. Army Air Corps and commanding officer of the Rochester (NY) Region Materiel Command during World War II. Various other parts of Downing's uniform are also in the N-YHS Collection.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group