Authentic Rolled Wool Maine Crusher Hat
NOTE hat has burn marks and holes. Looks to be PERIOD damage possibly from FLAK damage and or cockpit fire!!! Or possibly pilot was a heavy stress smoker. Either way, it tells a story. Does not detract from display. The item WWII US Army Air Corps USAAF Pilot Officers Crusher Cap 50 mission B-17 IDed WW2 is in sale since Sunday, May 30, 2021.
Popularized by Luftwaffe ace, Erich Hartmann, this fine quality cap features the soft leather visor preferred by pilots and is characteristic of the crusher form of visor cap. Featuring a blue-grey wool top, silver piping, ribbed mohair cap band, gold satin lining, hand-embroidered, silver bullion, Luftwaffe eagle, wreath, cockade and chin cord, it is correctly maker-marked Verkaufs.