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Japanese Field Caps Found In Collection

Article about: My late father collected militaria for years as I was growing up and I am presently sorting through his collection and trying to identify as much as possible. The collection includes at leas

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    Quote by Rod View Post
    Hi Tom,

    ...The 4th column has brackets (3) and what looks like 18 year, something month, that would be 1943 (for Showa 18 year).
    Rod, good job! I had to enlarge the photo before I could even faintly see the 十八 (18) year. Additionally, the hat was issued at Sasebo Naval Stores -- that's the pre-printed kanji on the far left of the label"

    佐世保軍需部
    Sasebo Gunju-Bu
    Sasebo Military Stores Section

    Here's a web site that shows the naval warehouses at Sasebo as they remain today.


    --Guy

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    Here's a second cap in the collection. I'm attempting to research it. It appears to be an army field cap, maybe an officer? I tried to decipher the name.....looks like it may have "Oka" (Hill) in it based on symbol on far right but not sure.

    Tom
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    Quote by hftiii View Post
    Here's a second cap in the collection. I'm attempting to research it. It appears to be an army field cap, maybe an officer? I tried to decipher the name.....looks like it may have "Oka" (Hill) in it based on symbol on far right but not sure.

    Tom
    Good going, Tom!

    岡部
    Okabe
    [pronounced as "oka-bay"]


    --Guy

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    Please post a picture of the inside of this cap when you get a chance

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