USAAF B-2 Flying Cap WW2
Be the envy of your fellow USAAF buddies and wear a correctly made and marked USAAF B-2 Flight Cap based on an original from WW2!
- Stiff leather peak trimmed with leather hide.
- 100% Leather outer and 100% shearling sheepskin inner.
- Leather outer.
- Correct cotton ticking up the inner seams.
- Genuine sheepskin shearling lined 1/4" thick.
- U.S.A.A.F. logo on the outside if required.
- Correct manufacturers label sewn on the inside.
Our reproduction B-2 flying cap introduced in 1939, is crafted from sheepskins dyed in dark brown with inner shearling wool. Produced from the correct quarter-inch depth wool and sewn with 100% cotton thread, with cotton ticking on the inner seams. Ruggedly constructed, including strong zigzag cover stitch, horsehide trim and five-panel assembly.
You can buy it without the 'ARMY AIR FORCES' stamp or with the stamp, just email us prior to purchase where you want the stamp applied - normally front left, but also valid back left, and on top of the peak centrally.
The USAAF B-2 winter flying cap proved to be very popular in WW2 with American airman and can be seen on many original USAAF pictures of aircrew. Officially called the "Cap, Flying, Winter, Type B-2" it was issued in April 1939 to U.S.A.A.F. aircrew including bomber crews.
Many airmen added rank insignia, painted on their nicknames and added 'mission' symbols such as 'bomb' insignia.
Rest assured this is one of the most, if not the most authentic reproduction available, most copies use imitation wool, do not use ticking or do not have the correct labels!
The final picture shows a genuine B-2 Cap with insignia and decal applied.
If you want your cap stencilled or marked in some way please email us to discuss before buying!