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WW2 USAAF visor hat

Article about: Richtofen I have the same cap minus the sweat shield. I bought the cap a couple years ago from the wife of the vet. She told me he was over in Germany post war for the occupation force. Mine

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    Richtofen I have the same cap minus the sweat shield. I bought the cap a couple years ago from the wife of the vet. She told me he was over in Germany post war for the occupation force. Mine is stamped 1947. She also told me he was a corporal.
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    What gives this its shape is a rubber like band that goes around the inside. You can see it in the third photo I posted. Gary

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    I would leave the hat badge on since it is the right hat badge. This hat is a Non Commissioned officers cap they bought these hats with the ribbed bands, so that when they got the rank of officer they would just have to get a new hat badge not the whole hat

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    Quote by gel65 View Post
    I would leave the hat badge on since it is the right hat badge. This hat is a Non Commissioned officers cap they bought these hats with the ribbed bands, so that when they got the rank of officer they would just have to get a new hat badge not the whole hat
    Here is a great reference site, note the Bancroft EM with the mohair band, and the different Warrant Officers cap badge.

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    Andy

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    I looked at this visor closer and got some pics which probally explain more about it

    the tan part is apparently ahat cver and its a nomal green wool hat underneath but the cover is secured by the buttons and hat badge


    this is the only maker stuff under the leather hat band no date or anything just that label

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    1948 postwar manufacture but still a very clean hat overall

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    That does explain it. Thanks for the extra pics. Clearly there is another line of text on the label hidden by the stitching.

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    Did the postwar EM caps have the mohair band as standard, or was it a case of the individual soldier "dressing up" a cap for leave etc. I have seen several caps with the EM device and the mohair band, but I've never seen any photos of them being worn that way.

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