U.S. Air Force Officer's Transitional Blue Visor Hat
Similar in appearance to World War II “crusher” style visor hats, this rare USAF visor was introduced for only a short period after the end of the war (during the transition of the U.S. Army Air Force into the modern U.S. Air Force). The top of the hat is made of blueish gray gabardine with a mohair hatband. A gilt officer’s eagle rests on the front. The visor and chinstrap are made of brown leather, and USAF gilt side buttons secure the chinstrap.
U.S. Army Officer Hat Insignia
The U.S. Army officer hat insignia is based on the coat of arms from the Great Seal of the United States. It displays an American bald eagle with its wings rising upward holding thirteen arrows in its left talons and an olive branch in its right. Above the eagle, one can notice a constellation of thirteen stars surrounded by a cloud wreath. A shield with a combined thirteen stripes covers the eagle’s breast, and the motto “E Pluribus Unum” (out of many, one) is written on a scroll clenched in the eagle’s beak. This insignia came in metal and embroidered forms.
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