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Article about: Hi, I happened to pick up , what I believe is a Japanese EM white side cap. I have never seen a white one, and was hoping, I may get some thoughts and information (and translations) about th

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    Hi, I happened to pick up , what I believe is a Japanese EM white side cap. I have never seen a white one, and was hoping, I may get some thoughts and information (and translations) about this hat. This is a Vet bring back. He was a Marine in WW2.
    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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    Pretty rough looking... It probably seen a lot!

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    moved to the Japanese Militaria Forum
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    It looks to *me* like:

    七五五空
    呉島太造


    755 Kū [755 Naval Air Group]
    Kureshima Taizō [Family name/given name]

    I looked up 七五五空 and found this on Japanese Wiki Genzan Air Group. The English wiki link [left margin] states, "...The Genzan's flying unit was disbanded by being redesignated as the 755 Kōkūtai on 1 November 1942...."

    Any other hit on 755 Kū sends me to the Wiki for Genzan Air Group.


    --Guy

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    I'm not comfortable with 呉島 Kureshima -- the writing in your cap doesn't fit the "footprint"... maybe the family name is
    矢島
    Yajima.


    --Guy

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    Thank you Guy! Amazing..!!

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    Yes, Yajima is correct.

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    Thanks. It's nice to put a name/owner to this hat.

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    That's a real well worn summer navy cap! I've never seen an insignia that aged! Almost looks like cap was coated in white shoe polish.

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    Great well worn cap!

    Regards

    Russ

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