USAAF C-1 Survival Vest Reversible Sun Hat
Hat, Yellow On One Side, Olive Drab On The Other. DWG-44G-5062. Extremely rare 'bush' hat supplied with the C-1 emergency sustenance / survival vest. Used to protect against sunstroke, rain, bugs, wind, and spray. The olive drab (OD) side was for protective camouflage when stalking game or when in enemy held territory. The yellow side was worn to attract the attention of searching planes. The hat could also be used as a container for berries, roots, mussels, clams and to bail out a life raft or to fan a smoldering fire into flame. Adjustable fabric band to ensure a good fit (missing on this example so priced accordingly). One size fits all. These were placed in pocket No. 15.
Light soiling but in good used condition. One of the most difficult C-1 components to find now. Stock code S19398.