USAAF Bancroft 'Flighter' Visor Cap
Small size. Chocolate olive drab wool/gabardine with a yellow satin lining and greasepaper cover. Mid tan leather bill/visor and strap. Reasonably clean and largely moth free bar a few small holes/nips, mainly around the edges of the crown - see photographs. Lovely strap and soft super-flexible peak with minor wear at the edge. Soft verdigris deposits on the strap buttons. Bancroft Flighter markings to the inner leather band and no patent numbers marked, indicating this to be of WW2 manufacture. The greasepaper liner has stiffened as usual but remains largely intact. Good badge. This is a true crusher cap with a single thickness of leather on the peak making it very flexible. Bancroft 'Flighters' are generally acknowledged as the cream of AAF caps. Good used overall. Stock code U21143.