United States WW2 Army Air Corps (or Army Air Force – AAF) Garrison Cap. Piping is Ultramarine and Golden Orange for Air Corps. Also, has metal DI (Distinguish Insignia) on side of cap which I believe is for the 28th Infantry Regiment. Tan Tropical cap. No size tag I could find, appears to measure about 11 inches in length. Numbered in top interior of cap. Very heavily worn condition with staining.
Additional Notes: For garrison caps, there were two basic styles, the PX (Post Exchange) style and the Issue style. The PX style has squared ends to the garrison cap. The PX style caps were typically purchased privately by soldiers and sold in the PX’s, department stores, and tailor shops around the country. This PX style is rectangular in appearance and does not have the pleat in the top as seen in the Issue style caps. The Issue style cap was issued to all troops by the Quartermaster of the U.S. Army. The Issue style caps have a pleated top and is similar in profile to the cap worn in World War I. The top curves upward from the rear and slopes downward toward the front. Both PX and Issue style caps were widely worn and both are equally correct for display and use.
The 28th Infantry Regiment distinguished itself in combat during WW2 as part of the 8th Infantry Division. After landing on Utah Beach in July of 1944, its first action was an attack to the south to establish a critical bridgehead over the Ay River so that armored divisions could launch a breakout and then attack into Brittany and Northern France. During its ten months of combat, the regiment played a major part in four allied campaigns, winning three Presidential Unit Citations.
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|10 × 5 × 1 in