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Search "crusher cap" on here, lots of discussions. Basically, a cap made to be a crusher has a thin single layer leather visor (Bancroft Flighter being one of the most famous) and a body that was flexible so they could be stuffed into a pocket. Service caps have a thick non-bending visor and a …


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The Diamond Cap Company. In the 1940s, caps were mass-produced by a great many companies and among the best known today is the Flighter by Bancroft. Diamond Cap Co. has decided to reproduce this great piece of Americana …


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Original Green Officers True Crusher Cap: This is a nice original green officers true crusher cap. This is the classic Bancroft Flighter crusher cap. The hat has a great look to it. The hat is a small size maybe 6 & 3/4. The hat is in used condition, and has a little bit of mothing to it. This is still a very nice hat.


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USAAF Bancroft 'Flighter' Crusher Cap

This is a true crusher cap with the 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 U11680. Enquire.


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Bancroft Flighter, Khaki #1 Tropical Worsted Wool. The Bancroft Flighter is the king of crusher caps. It is the cap that revolutionized military headwear with the introduction of the soft, flexible, single-ply visor, ushering in an era of aces and aircrews who were identified as much by …


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A crusher cap removes the stiffener to allow headphones to be worn over the hat or use in confined spaces such as tanks and submarines, giving it a slouched and worn "crushed" appearance. Such modified caps were especially popular among US Army Air Forces combat pilots and German tank commanders and submariners in the Second World War.


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USAAF Bancroft FLIGHTER Enlisted Visor Cap. Original WW2 private purchase Bancroft FLIGHTER brand enlisted visor cap, dark chocolate brown wool elastique officer's grade wool cover with soft single ply brown leather visor, brown leather chin strap with gilt brass buttons, brown leather sweat band, and yellow silk lining with reddish-brown plastic sweat shield.


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The "crusher" cap was born of necessity, not regulation. The removal of the grommet and spring stiffening allow for the wearing of a headset over the cap, nothing more. As the trend developed, it became a sort of "badge of honor" for pilots in the AAF, on par with jump boots for paratroopers, or an unbuttoned top tunic button for RAF fighter ...


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please see photos. the owner put white paper in to keep in safe but after so many years some of it stuck to the inside of cap. the label reads "bancroft uniform" condition is good. i do have several military items including patches on ebay from this same estate. i will discount shipping on multiple purchases.


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US Army Air Forces officers / Army Air Corps OD crusher cap, "Flighter" model manufactured by the renown Bancroft. Very nice shape with dark OD wool gabardine crown, green wool officer mohair band and brown leather visor and chinstraps.


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Usaaf Bancroft Flighter Crush Cap Ebay. This is an original early WWII issue Bancroft Flighter crush cap Visor is thin and very flexible Cap badge is the early pointed wing 1942 pattern eagle that is the the large style eagle measuring 3 inches in height Leather sweatband is marked FLIGHTER. Read More


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A champion cap! - I have a Lewis Fly-weighter summer cap but the Bancroft is the stereotypical crusher .... Cheers, Dan. ... For me anyway, the former is a crushed cap, and the latter is a true crusher, and both have merit. Some will not agree, but that is just how I catagorise them. Ok, enough inane ramblings, Kind Regards,


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WW2 USAF "50 Missions" Bancroft Crusher Cap, complete with gilt metal cap badge to the centre. Chocolate brown cloth top with green mohair band to the centre. Original chinstrap supported by gilt metal buttons. Interior shows some wear. Peak has inked details of the original owner to the underneath "Lt E D X-Marks the Spot Holman".


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The "Packable Cap" or crusher as its known was a marketing deal that provided a cap that could be packed in a piece of luggage or flight bag with out being damaged or "crushed" I had a summer "crusher" from an officer who served in Washington DC for the War. He wore the hat with the metal band in it to keep its shape like any other cap.


Crush Caps and Crushed Caps

The Crush Cap is a storied article of WWII Army Air Corps gear. Nothing made an aviator look more seasoned than when sporting a floppy, crumpled cap riding at a jaunty angle atop his head. The Visor Cap, or Service Cap, is essentially the primary dress headgear of servicemen and it bears, in the case of the Army and Army Air Corps, the insignia ...


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Jan 01 2019 · WWII US Officer visor cap dress uniform hat combat Army Air Force corps crusher Here is your chance to own a gorgeous US Army officer visor cap True Bancroft patent pending crusher and of the highest quality Original tailor size of 678 on the underside of the …


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SKU: US2-U-000560. US Army Air Forces officers / Army Air Corps OD crusher cap, "Flighter" model manufactured by the renown Bancroft company. Dark OD wool gabardine crown, green wool officer mohair band, brown leather chinstrap, and single-ply soft leather visor with rolled edge. Regulation-size officer front insignia with nice patina.


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Crush Cap / Visor Cap Collector Community 1900-2017. Feel free to post any of your service cap or visor cap collections...so many variations, so little time! to. Arriving today was this beautiful early Bancroft Flighter officers crusher cap named to a M.V. Kite. It's an …


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It's not a Bancroft but it's still a true crusher cap, right? Bancroft was the standard but other companies made crusher caps for USAAF officers, and I've read they were cheaper, which is why some pilots bought them. So this is a true WW2 USAAF officer's crusher? It …


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Civil Air Patrol / CAP True Crusher Visor Hat $ 335.00. WWII Civil Air Patrol / CAP True Crusher Visor Hat. Standard Bancroft Flighter cap. Has the super thin Crusher style leather brim. Has the sterling cap... Availability: In stock


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Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is the second cap we have had from the same pilot. We got two from the same collection. This fantastic crush cap is named to Lieutenant ERSKINE H. RIVERS who served as a P-51 Mustang fighter pilot during WWII. His primary missions were flying escort and providing ground support from Honnington Air Base in Bury, St. Edmonds, England. He was assigned to the ...


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bancroft "real true" crusher cap survival kit "with" the hershey bar!!!! look at all the items....ask all questions...now!!!!! the a-2 is still soft and flexible, patch and name removed, cuffs and waist could be repaired or replaced. the headphones are un touched and in great shape! penlight works, and the little red filter is still there!


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