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Japanese Navy cap .....questions

Article about: I don't normally collect Japanese WW2 stuff, but I went ahead and got this at a local auction. I assume its Japanese Navy. Are any other things anyone can say about it? I would appreciate an

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    I don't normally collect Japanese WW2 stuff, but I went ahead and got this at a local auction. I assume its Japanese Navy. Are any other things anyone can say about it? I would appreciate any info. Thanks.
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    Looks like a Righteous enlisted mans cap! Good find.

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    Right column of label:
    呉二補整二八二

    Kure
    二補 for 第二補充兵役 Second Replacement [or reserve?] Military Service
    for 整備兵 Seibihei (Flight Mechanic)
    No. 282 [Nick states this should be four number designator -- maybe I missed a number somewhere.]

    Above deciphering from Nick Komiya's WAF article:HERE

    Name: I can't make out that first kanji of the surname, nor the last kanji of the given name:
    田 宗
    ~ta or ~da; Mune~ or Sho~

    Mfg Date: August 1943
    Issue Date: January 1944


    --Guy

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    looks like a very desirable black hat...one of the hardest to find

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