Named Vietnam War Era U.S. Navy White Top Captain’s Visor Cap
The cap is a Bancroft “Zephyr” model with white top. The visor exhibits the embroidered gold bullion oak leaves worn by senior Navy officers. The white top shows expected soiling and age toning but it is without holes or distracting stains. The interior of the cap has basket weave construction. The front half of the interior leather sweatband is missing. The cap bears the name card of Captain Clifford Bolles Curtis, Jr. On line research has established that Curtis was a lawyer who entered the Navy in 1941 and who became a Navy Aviator, flying anti-submarine patrols. Over the ensuing years after World War II he served in a variety of military assignments, both in Navy aviation and in his capacity as a lawyer. By August of 1965 Curtis was a Captain and he commanded the U.S. Naval Air Facility in Naples, Italy. Overall very good condition.