Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942
  • Cap, Flying, USAAF, Type B-1, 1942

Cap, Flying, Type B-1, Cpl. Calvin Walker, 459th Bomb. Group, 15th Air Force, USAAF, Italy

€450.00

Scarce genuine WWII USAAF Type B-1 flying cap. Introduced in 1939, this khaki cotton visor hat soon became popular amongst aircrews and ground personnel in most theaters of operations. The present cap retains its original label, dated 1942; a shoulder sleeve insignia of the 15th Air Force has been sewn above the visor.

In good, worn condition, this cap comes along with a souvenir plaque made up of a wooden support on which have been attached a metal bas-relief representing a panoramic view of Naples (upper part), as well as navigator's wings with the 15th Air Force insignia and a tiny plaque bearing the inscription Lt. [sic] Calv. Walker, Italy - 1945. A label featuring the words Napoli Panorama is visible on the reverse. Overall dimensions of the plaque: 6.4in x 5.7in.

Calvin Leonard Walker was born on September 2, 1924 in Memphis, Tennessee and volunteered in the US Army Air Corps on October 30, 1942 (ASN 14154919).) He went on to serve as a mechanic and deployed to Italy with the 459th Bomb. Group, 15th Air Force. He was discharged on September 29, 1945 as a Corporal and passed away on May 8, 2020.

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=F&q=14154919&bc=&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=962406

https://fr.findagrave.com/memorial/209946760/calvin-l.-walker

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/fr-ca/obituaries/ridgeland-ms/calvin-walker-9176331

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