USAAF Cap, Mechanic's Summer, Type A-3. Spec. No. 6-287. Approximate size 7 - 71/4. Manufactured in six equal panels of olive drab mercerized cotton cloth with reinforced taped seams and flexible visor/peak. Designed for use by aviation mechanics but worn by many other Army Air Force groundcrews throughout WW2. Overall condition is good '+'. The cloth is quite clean and retains good colour. There are a few small wear holes but these don't really detract. Faded AAF stamp to left side. Label absent. These are now heavily reproduced making this a rare original survivor. Stock code U23787.