Our US Wings 50 Mission™ WWII Crush Caps are a more affordable, yet still very authentic, reproduction of the popular WWII pilot’s cap. “Crush caps” were actually standard Army officer’s dress caps with the stiffeners removed to better accommodate the wearing of pilot headsets. Removal of the stiffeners caused the sides of the cap to become “crushed” under the headsets, and ultimately gave the pilot who wore it the look of a seasoned veteran.
Our 50 Mission™ Crush Caps caps are available in green (most often associated with the European theater) or khaki (most often associated with the Pacific theater). Looks great when worn with any A-2 jacket; add a silk scarf and/or a pair of our aviator shades for even more panache! Imported. Part of our 50 Mission™ Collection.
The US Wings 50 Mission™ WWII Crush Caps features:
- Melton wool
- Leather visor
- Chin strap
- Brass buttons
- Officer’s cap Eagle Crest
- Sturdy headliner
- Hand Made
- Colors: Green & Khaki
These products are all natural and hand made in the USA. It will help preserve your new jacket or add years back to your old one. Exposure to the elements and regular wear will dry out and fade your jacket. Replenish your jacket now!