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WWI Navy "Aeronautic Station" Seaman's Cap
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The blue wool "flat top" cap of a U.S. Navy seaman in World War I, with a cap tally reading "U.S. Navy Aeronautic Station" (The term "Aeronautic Station" was used before the installations were re-designated as "Naval Air Stations"). The gilt on the tally lettering is worn but the tally remains quite readable. There are three small holes underneath the cap overhang, the largest being about 1/4 inch in diameter. There is also one very small hole on the top near the edge of the cap. The interior of the cap has the name of the sailor who owned the cap stenciled twice on the lining, the name being "W.N. Hatt" (so, yes, this is Hatt's hat).