Pretty rough looking... It probably seen a lot!
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LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
It looks to *me* like:
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.
I'm not comfortable with 呉島 Kureshima -- the writing in your cap doesn't fit the "footprint"... maybe the family name is
Thank you Guy! Amazing..!!
Yes, Yajima is correct.
Thanks. It's nice to put a name/owner to this hat.
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.
Great well worn cap!