Very rare and famous Chapeau de Brousse Mle-49 bush hat used by the French Foreign Legions. Faithfully made with heavy khaki cotton with traditional batting in the brim, 2 grommets on each side with a brim snap on one side.
This elegant hat features a richly embroidered wire “gold bullion” Kriegsmarine Captain’s oak leaf pattern on the felt covered leather visor. Insignia''s are high relief, just as they would have been when issued. The interior is lined with a lustrous satin.
Relive the glory days of the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII with this high-quality reproduction “50 Mission” Officer’s Crush Cap; so named because officers removed the wire cap stiffener to accommodate wearing head-phones while on missions. The wearer of a worn crush cap was considered an experienced combat flyer and had been on at least 50 combat missions. The crush caps became popular with ground army officers too, including general officers. This dark green cap is made from cotton twill with leather visor, chin strap and sweatband with gold colored army crest. Also available in khaki.