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Civil Air Patrol Pilot Uniform Group with Crusher Cap
A World War II Civil Air Patrol pilot's uniform group which includes a two tunics and a shirt with a variety of quite uncommon insignia as well as a splendid "Lee Flight" style crusher cap by Berkshire. The group is comprised of the following items:
- Olive green four pocket officer's tunic. The tunic has a large Civil Air Patrol shoulder patch; sterling pin back pilot wings by Robbins; sterling silver "C.A.P." and air service collar insignia, three of which have five sterling smooth face clutch fasteners and one of which has brass dimples clutch fasteners; pin back rank insignia for Captain by Amico; and a clutch back ribbon bar with three ribbons for the following awards: the Civil Air Patrol service ribbon in white, awarded to senior members who performed a total of at least 1,000 hours of honorable volunteer service in the Civil Air Patrol program, and who had been members of the Civil Air Patrol in good standing for at least four years; the Antisubmarine Coastal Patrol ribbon; and the Civil Air Patrol Distinguished Service Award, awarded to senior members who distinguish themselves (1) by exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility which has contributed in a high degree to the successful accomplishment of the mission of the Civil Air Patrol, or (2) by extraordinary acts of heroism under unusually hazardous conditions. The uniform jacket is in good condition, with wear to the cuff braid and a few very tiny holes that are barely noticeable. The jacket originally had a belt which is not present.
- Khaki cotton Ike style jacket. An unlined waist length jacket with an interior cloth tag reflecting manufacture by Hanover of Baltimore. Size tag of "44" in the collar. A large C.A.P. shoulder patch is on the left shoulder. Sterling "C.A.P." and air service collar insignia, all with smooth face sterling clutch fasteners. Sterling pin back Civil air Patrol pilot wings by Robbins. Sterling pin back rank bars of a Captain on the shoulders, which have red shoulder straps. The jacket is in excellent condition.
- Crusher cap. A fine example of a true "crusher" style cap, with a thin, pliable, leather visor. The cap is the "lee Flight" style by Berkshire. The internal stiffener was removed from the peak. The front of the cap has the Civil Air Patrol officer's cap insignia in sterling, with some enamel damage to the center C.A.P. roundel. The cap is in very good used condition.
- Civil Air Patrol officer's shirt, with collar insignia with sterling clutch fasteners and a very uncommon pilot's wing in cloth sewn to the front of the shirt breast.
A great World War II Civil Air Patrol pilot's group in overall very good condition.
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