Cap; Lieut. WWII Air Corps
Wool, leather, metal
Overall: 3 3/4 x 11 x 10 1/4 in. ( 9.5 x 27.9 x 26 cm )
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.
Gift of Paul H. Downing
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"
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