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Military Hats and Caps172 of 216LEFT BEHIND PT.2Leather Cap
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Posted 5 years ago


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The old post disappeared for some reason after I posted the new photo I took when I found the cap a few minutes ago.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Hi Airfighter . The 2nd photo helps see more but photo's are still very very small to see any detail . If you use the edit on your post you can add and remove photo's and not lose the post . Not sure what you camera it set at but hopefully can get a larger photo . I know your trying and since first post was over rode I again welcome you to CW ! :-)
  2. AirFighter, 5 years ago
    I hope this helps!
  3. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Your pilot helmet dates WWI era USA or if Japan they used these into WWII . US pilots did not like the earphones on these and by WWII the pilots wore head phones not this type of built in ear piece . It is very early and wonderful . I am sure some of our Military guys will pin down exact date . My Dad was a pilot WWII era . He did not use a helmet like this . You have a great piece !
  4. AirFighter, 5 years ago
    Thanks Manikin!
  5. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Your welcome and I hope one of are military guys or aviation ones come onto post and narrow they gap or have more info for you :-)
  6. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    I haven't seen a US military one of these with the "shoelace" back to it-- the ones that I have seen are all stitched, one piece.

  7. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    This may be German made and used by Germans years 1912-1918 ? appx ??
  8. AirFighter, 5 years ago
    Thanks Scottvez, Manikin, BELLIN68, and Packrat-Place. I couldn't find any pictures of a WWI German skull cap online to compare it to.
  9. AirFighter, 5 years ago
    Does anyone know if it has any value?
  10. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    It is hard to determine a value until you know what it is.

    I don't think it is WW1 either-- the integral earpieces date it to a later time period.

    Also, I don't think that this is very functional. The ridges from the laces would have been very uncomfortable against the hair/ head.

  11. AirFighter, 5 years ago
    Thanks Scott,
    Do you think it is military issue?
  12. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Hi Scott is very good with military one of best on CW . I am thinking it may have been a flight training helmet so instructor could communicate with student ? Just throwing that out as a possibility .
  13. AirFighter, 5 years ago
    Thanks Manikin,
    What era do you think it is?
  14. Kollector, 5 years ago
    I have seen photos of these in use. Rubber hose ran to a horn on the instructors chest so that the instructor could talk to student . Pictures i saw were at Brooks AFB back in the 50's.
  15. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Post a link-- I haven't seen a "shoelace back" version used by US military.

  16. Kollector, 5 years ago
    I had a USAAF kahki cloth helmet wuth red rubber ear cuos,no earphones. very clean. red rubber ear pieces were getting hard. Went on EBAY for $435. A great syrprise to me. Buyer explained that they were used in south pacific very early. keep researching.

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