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Article about: Mint officer’s tropical visor by Brooks of Calif. U.S. embroidered (done in U.S.) eagle with interior double wall construction enclosing a lacquered cane interior band to permit air flow. Su

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    Mint officer’s tropical visor by Brooks of Calif. U.S. embroidered (done in U.S.) eagle with interior double wall construction enclosing a lacquered cane interior band to permit air flow. Surprise was the price tag – this cost $7.95. Note the double grommet inside top - purple one was for the screw on metal eagle and the lower for the vent system. Leather visor lined underneath in gray/green leather.
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    Bancroft Flighter:
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    Flighter picked up at the 2018 SOS by my good friend Vic P:
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    Sydney (Australia) made USAAF NCO cap. What is of note is that the interior construction identical to German-constructed visors of the era-- Ribbon through sweatband, pleated cloth interior, sewing detail, etc. Logo real interesting – man in hard hat being raised to a building standing on a beam marked “still rising”. Note the leather cavalry strap on rear – officer feature usually. Probably 1943/1944. Rare to see enlisted private purchase.
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    Prewar (circa 1934) USAAF pilot's uniform--note that the insignia on the tunic is direct-embroidered bullion:
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    If I may, a photo of an enlisted cap being worn by my father. A corporal in the photo, he rose to tech sgt. by war's end.

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    Tropical Officer cap w/ a rare bullion eagle:
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    Some more bullion for your viewing pleasure:
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    Beautiful hats, I always admired to bullion badges. They are quite hard to find, my father has one that was made in India during the war.

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    Mint, unissued officer visor in light brown wool (not fur felt). Note interior has two metal snaps that come undone from yellow grommet – yellow grommet folds down and brass sliding mechanism on axle plate folds back, so visor is flat. Marked in gilt ” The Zephyr you can PAC”. Triple interior material lining with air vents throughout interior, plus black oilcloth to finish edges.
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