Worker Caps -
During WW2 the soft-crown, long-visored baseball cap was popular in all the services. It was worn off duty or on; on ball fields and battlefields. The unquestioned utility of this style led to numerous variations on the basic A3, 6 panel, cotton khak,i standard mechanics cap, the plain Navy flier’s, and the B-1 (a.k.a. the utility cap). Originally, caps were purchased at the PX, but eventually the various services issued them. Below is a selection of standard issue and variations of that era.
A standard 1940’s round, soft-crown cap comes in either cotton, 12 ounce wool flannel or waxed cotton. Inside, is a horsehair front backing and leather sweat band. The 3” visor is the modern length and comes with a dark green under visor.