I see that Officer's cap above is not a "crusher". By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. The OD green caps were worn with the winter uniform and are most often associated with the European … I also understand that ones made by certain brands like Bancroft are specifically made for USAAF personnel? It has a backstrap, while not an indicator of being a USAAF one, I heard backstraps are found on some flight caps. Nothing made an aviator look more seasoned than when sporting a floppy, crumpled cap riding at a jaunty angle atop his head. No, it is not. Donning originals today can be a risky prospect...a lasting piece of WWII history should be preserved as well as possible. The prescribed material for wear with the winter uniform is wool, elastique, olive-drab (dark shade), 18-26 ounce. The amount of online arguing over these caps has reached ridiculous proportions in the last few years. See more ideas about wwii, world war two, german soldiers ww2. Its a WW2 US AAF 50 Mission Crusher Cap, The ( Lewis Fly Weighter ) brand. OD#7 wool twill top. Axis History Forum. The crusher mystique, as I understand it, was born from the images of the daring American airmen who were the first to strike back at Germany in the air war over Europe. £29.99 postage. Im not a re-enactor im just a 16 YO teen male who loves Ww2 german army (Not a nazi) and thx to moses the guy who made the m43 field cap.....Greetings from Philippines . Service caps have a thick non-bending visor and a stiffer body. Jan 1, 2017 - Explore Tim Tutka's board "WWII German "Crusher" Visor Cap" on Pinterest. One of the most respected brands of any Pilots Caps ever worn. Soft cap. Prototypes of the new uniforms have included a cap based on the “crusher” cap worn by flight crews in WWII. Double leather cavalry type chinstrap. Shop with confidence on eBay! ; any information that the AAF Service Cap must have a single ply soft leather visor? I like the Officer caps in general, but I personally think that a USAAF one for the collection would be great, but as I understand it, it's quite hard to differentiate between air force and army, as they wore the same pattern of cap, except sometimes the air force guys would wear crusher caps, remove stiffeners etc. For example, flight crews were authorized to remove the stiffener from the crown of the service cap to facilitate the use of headphones while wearing it. Any coercion that the AAF Service Cap must be made of gabardine (elastique) only because if not then it is not a "crusher" for the AAF as it is created today not known by whom and why? Approx Size 56 cm. I bought this nice WWII Crusher Cap for enlisted men. Search "crusher cap" on here, lots of discussions. In deference to the air service the Officer's Guide states, "Officers of the Army Air Forces wear a similar cap [to officers of the Army] except that the front spring stiffening may be omitted and the grommet may be removed." Is it a "crusher" for civilian, postwar, not related to caps manufacturers, abstract creators of "crusher definition"? Thank you everyone for your responses, I've learned so much in such a short amount of time on these caps. Its a WW2 US AAF 50 Mission Crusher Cap, The ( Lewis Fly Weighter ) brand. I think you hit the nail on the head, if there was money to be made in wartime by selling specialized caps to American officers, several companies would be happy to step up and fill that demand. The AAFers had to wear standard US Army Service Cap without one or two things depending on the owner (either without wire stiffener or riser, or both). Now, that being said, if you want an actual aviator’s cap, I’d look for one that is named to one. But until the sweeping uniform regulation changes of 1947, the army didn't say they weren't authorized either. Made in USA featuring OD melton wool w/ reinforced visor, chin strap & brass details. It is a Waffen … I always enjoy looking at officer caps! Much higher. https://hessenantique.com/us-wwii-officers-khaki-crusher-style-cap One of the most respected brands of any Pilots Caps ever worn. How many of them have "Crushers” on their heads? It is authorized for wear by all officers and warrant officers when not in formation with troops. Thank you Matt, I will check out those sites and links you've provided, thank you very much. This one is a Chocolate Brown , very well aged, gaberdine top with years of history in it. by Karl_Dönitz » 28 Nov 2020, 07:59, Post Chino color, brown leather visor, Usaaf metal badge, leather chinstrap with two small American eagle buttons. Accurate repro WW2 German Wool Crusher Cap With chin cord. Click & Collect . WW2 German Original Officer’s visor cap. 10. 10 [WWII] How to Crush/Break in a WW2 German Crusher Cap. I found this cap on eBay (I know eBay's reputation among other collector groups, I'm not sure about US militaria collecting, but I'm quite careful when searching on eBay due to fakes) and I was wondering what you guys, who have lots of experience, thought of this cap? WW2 German Visor Caps Please find below a sample of our range of reproduction WW2 German Visor Caps. They are soft, well made, and an icon amoung the pilots. by fusilier1944 » 28 Nov 2020, 18:31, Post The US did not have a textile crisis during the war, had enormous manufacturing capacity, and elastique wool was absolutely the requirement for officer's caps as per regulations. Real lightweight model with flexible visor and frame. Here's a thread on an identified Flighter I picked up a few years ago: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/244871-15th-air-force-b-17-navigator-grouping-part-2/?hl=glenn&do=findComment&comment=1955382. The only thing that bothers me is the olive branch on the front shield. This forum is a great place and I'm happy to have joined as I will likely add some cool US caps to my collection now, as some US designs are really nice such as the USAAF crushers. This is an ... Ms/Mr.Fusilier if u have a m34 crusher cap pattern pls tell me ok? I like the historical ones, "been there done that". I believe the material of the second cap is referred to as gabardine. Net Weight: 0.246 kg. … True to the nature of the originals of yesteryear. Hard concept for a foreigner to understand I suppose. Again, my apologies as I'm not experienced in this field. Was: £20.79. Some moth holes on top. ), Officers of the Army Air Forces wear a similar cap except front spring stiffening may be omitted and the grommet may be removed.". After winning his wings in 1944, among the officer's uniform items he purchased when commissioned was a Bancroft "Flighter" cap, which I still have. eBay. It's probably a strictly American fad to flaunt a floppy crusher cap to show rookies, women, and the world that you're a seasoned combat veteran. The actual percentage is 42.8%. WW2 German Officer Hat, Crusher Cap, Karl Kroenen mask, Hellboy prop, fetish, £25.00. All of them are abstract -- as the crusher is -- but used by collectors as well as militaria sellers. Ms/Mr.Fusilier if u have a m34 crusher cap pattern pls tell me ok? Seven? Also neither WWII Service Caps manufacturers nor their subcontractors. Not a crush visor, Also I wouldnt consider USAAF since many army officers wore the exact same caps. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. We are also the only authorized manufacturer of the iconic Bancroft Flighter, the most famous crusher cap of WWII.Our reproduction Flighters are identical in every aspect to the originals from WWII. I’d wait for a better one. Thx. make offer - ww2 german "elite"infantrie, dot 44 camo "crusher" cap (replica) with face mask WW2 GERMAN "ELITE" PANZER, DOT 44 CAMO "CRUSHER" CAP (REPLICA) $35.00 The Crusher mania or "Crusher Nazism" similar to "Khaki Nazism" of the US WWII collectors. That being said, any cap worn at any time by an officer who flew either as a pilot, navigator, bombardier, or whatever that has been shaped (crushed) and/or had it's ring in the crown removed is called a "crusher", which leads to endless debates online. 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. Pend" is wartime as the patent was granted in 1945. It's easy! Shop from the world's largest selection and best deals for Ww2 German Cap in Wwii Militaria Hats & Helmets. IMA offers vintage military hats and caps from WW2 and earlier, including German WWII peaked hats, crusher caps, SS side caps, USGI caps, British officer visor caps, Afrika korps Garrison caps and … To buy a genuine Crusher could cost you a small fortune. Axis History Forum. 5 posts • Page 1 of 1. Pricing & History. Thats a nice solid example of a true crusher. US MILITARIA FORUM - COLLECTORS PRESERVING HISTORY The Lewis was one of the first Crusher Caps worn by the early pilots. Close. The Lewis was one of the first Crusher Caps worn by the early pilots. For example, pre-WWII and early WWII Service Caps manufactured by The Hub Schneiderꞌs were so delicate and soft with so pliable wicker frame as well as with so thin and soft visor that it is very easy to crush such a cap. Which is why I said it is probably one of the most expensive US caps to obtain, demand drives prices up. This is an apolitical forum for discussions on the Axis nations and related topics hosted by the Axis History Factbook in cooperation with Christian Ankerstjerne’s Panzerworld and Christoph Awender's WW2 day by day. Who, because neither the US Army nor the AAF? As such, the service cap is a crisply angled cap with sti… The resulting effect gave the cap a “crushed” look, which ultimately led aircrews to refer to that particular piece of headgear as the “crusher cap.” Is there any information that the AAF Service Cap must have its construction to crush it? Note the largest center photo (labeled A) is of a pilot wearing the Flighter, a Bancroft exclusive. The 2nd pictured cap, in my opinion, is too much money for the condition it is in (it has a small chunk I just noticed to the left side of the visor). Jan 1, 2017 - Explore Tim Tutka's board "WWII German "Crusher" Visor Cap" on Pinterest. Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it's worth. Today anything of the US WWII Service Caps is a "crusher" to call for it $300, 400 and 500 or 3,000 if personalized. Sign up for a new account in our community. by Karl_Dönitz » 19 Nov 2020, 19:19, Post We are also the only authorized manufacturer of the iconic Bancroft Flighter, the most famous crusher cap of WWII.Our reproduction Flighters are identical in every aspect to the originals from WWII. EvergreenState, Mr. Harold Jones aka “pzrwest” passed away January 15, 2018. Does very thin and soft visor possible to roll and fold it mean anything? We provide made-to-order crusher caps with your choice of fabric, color of lining, and style of braid. The removal of the grommet and spring stiffening allow for the wearing of a headset over the cap, nothing more. Todayꞌs crusher lobby has nothing to do with history and logic. Repro WWII WW2 GERMAN ARMY ELITE OFFICER WOOL VISOR HAT MILITARY CAP SIZE M. £18.50. The thin leather visor looks crush-able, more so then the one above, although I can't see it in person. Store > WW2 German Soft Headwear > Waffen SS > Waffen SS Crusher Cap Green Wool Peak This is a reproduction, brand new condition, Schirmmützen crusher cap for the Waffen SS Officers, NCOs & enlisted men. We have a great online selection at the lowest prices with Fast & Free shipping on many items! Thatꞌs the same case study as (never existing) "M1943 Field Suspenders" or "M1942 Canteen made of CRS". Founded in 1999. I think I'm going to look for a Bancroft made one in better condition but same overall look as the 2nd cap. Sunglasse and headset aren't included. No doubt the manufacturers of headwear picked up on this pretty quickly and made a version of the officer's cap that conformed to this modification. Cap also called, "Cap Crusher" or "50 missions". So, is it a crusher from logical point of view? With the summer uniform, it may be of cotton khaki, 8.2 ounce; rayon, plain weave, khaki, 7-8 ounce; cotton warp, mohair filling, khaki; or worsted, tropical, khaki. Long story short, if you were a 21 year old pilot who was allowed to wear a cool cap to go with your silver wings, why not? Thank you all very much for your help with my search for a nice USAAF crusher. or Buy it now. Five percent? Who created it and for what? Find great deals on eBay for wwii german crusher cap. Does anyone by chance know any American militaria websites that might have (or have in the future) any Bancroft crushers? This cap is brand new and ready for reenactment wear or display. If you are willing to purchase a very nice reproduction, this is the way to go. 29c, AR 600-40. It's probably a strictly American fad to flaunt a floppy crusher cap to … I really appreciate everyone's help thus far with these caps and I feel very welcomed to this forum! No more than 10. | Browse our daily deals for even more savings! The peaked cap, service cap, forage cap, barracks cover or combination cap is a form of headgear worn by the armed forces of many nations, as well as many uniformed civilian organisations such as law enforcement agencies and fire departments.It derives its name from its short visor, or peak, which was historically made of polished leather but increasingly is made of a cheaper synthetic substitute. Sold Date; Source eBay ** Independence Day Sale** Due to the current economic climate, we have decided to do a sale as our nation honors its heroes of generations past, this Independence Day Weekend. World War II U.S. Army officers wearing the “pinks and greens” uniform. Must todayꞌs collector or reenactor have a Crusher to be happy? Re: Does anyone have a m34 crusher cap pattern. I really like this forum and I have way more interest in American ww2 militaria now then I did before. Bomber and fighter aircrews had to wear headsets over their service cap during flight, so they would remove the stiffening wire from the cap. You will find items ranging from Uniforms, Caps and Helmets, Daggers, Medals, Documents, Photos, and the Rare and Exotic. Get the best deal for Hat/Cap Reproduction WW II German Collectibles from the largest online selection at eBay.com. r/reenactors: We are a subreddit for historical reenactment Its all about reenactors who reenact older periods of our human history (so no acting … Press J to jump to the feed. by Karl_Dönitz » 29 Nov 2020, 18:47. Dec 27, 2016 - The Wehrmacht went through a large overhaul during the 1930s as its size grew once the Nazis came to power. Thanks for the replies. Check out my eBay page, I sell military insignia and just about anything else I come acrossLink: https://www.ebay.com/sch/fitzkeemilitaria/m.html?item=223497878518&hash=item340982fbf6%3Ag%3ASs4AAOSw-llcxhqe&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562, Please check out my web page as well for more items for sale. Welcome to the forum! Shop with confidence. Log in sign up. Schirmmutzen, Hats and Caps from the German Waffen SS Formations. December Site Wide Sale Relics of the Reich is proud to offer some of the best collectibles in WWI and WWII German Militaria on today's market. They come up for sale pretty regularly. Badge included as pictured. The crusher look came about when flight crews were allowed to remove the stiffeners in the caps. Your observations are definitely made from an outside point-of-view. Vast majority of them has standard land forces visor caps. Here is an authentic reproduction WWII US Officer Crusher Cap. I am from Canada and mainly collect British and Commonwealth ww2 uniforms etc. WWII US Army Air Force 50 missions crusher hat. Here is a September, 1944 ad from Bancroft. There was a considerable amount of advertising and commercialism from cap makers to provide specialized caps (crushers) to these heroes of the air as allowed by the regulation loophole you quoted above. That's what made them so desirable then and still today, that American habit of thumbing your nose at regulations. And those caps were manufactured of what was on hand in the years of wartime textile crisis, not necessarily of elastique gabardine as it is promoted today not known by whom and why. See more ideas about wwii, world war two, german soldiers ww2. We had a saying in the US Army, "The reason the American Army is so good at war is because was is chaos and we practice that every day. The following is a general overview of Germany's main uniforms, though there were so many specialist uniforms and variations that not all (such as camouflage, Luftwaffe, tropical, extreme winter) can be included … The "Visor Pat. | Free shipping on many items! 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 pilots, for example. Lots of non-flyers had them while lots of fliers (including navigators and bombardiers) wore standard caps. There are thousends of the USAAFers photographs available. 1 bid. $225 USD on eBay. Please note we sell all corresponding uniforms and regalia to … It may take a little time, but if you are goIn to have just one, get one with history. I believe it's taken from M1938 per web. The number of possible combinations of visor caps worn by the German Forces in World War Two (different wool colours, band colours, Waffenfarbe piping colours, types of insignia, peak type, Schirmmutzen or Crusher) means we cannot list them all. Founded in 1999. The maker is EREL and has two makers marks, one in the crown and one on the leather sweat band. USAAF "Cap Crusher" Pilot Officer Cap Chino WWII Cap worn by the pilot officers of the summer service, or Pacific, during the Second World War. Discussions on all aspects of WW1, WW2 and Inter-War Era reenactment. £3.70 postage. Army Airforce (Army Air Corps) crusher caps were as much sort out during the Second World War by aviators as they are today by collectors. Since it took a good many missions to properly … I do not remember the details but it was health related. Prototypes of the new uniforms have included a cap based on the “crusher” cap worn by flight crews in WWII. The crusher mythology is unusual. The crusher look came about when flight crews were allowed to remove the stiffeners in the caps. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. User account menu. All these terms live very well in the net, auctions, militaria shops etc. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to talk to him. 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 of the coat of arms of the United States. Our WWII USAAF Crush Cap is the classic “bomber pilot” headgear was worn by USAAF pilots in Europe and the Pacific. Pilots gave this cap their own unique twist with removing the stiffeners. (Par. I only knew him from the 1/6 scale modeling forums and here. How many of them have "Crushers” on their heads? WW2 WWII GERMAN ELITE OFFICER HAT WOOL VISOR CRUSHER CAP YELLOW PIPE SIZE XL. The crush cap identified its wearer as an experienced pro, and was as much a part of his identity as his leather flight jacket. A true identified crusher would be excellent but is probably one of the most expensive US caps. He was a talented model builder, reenactor, & veteran as well. It is very strange to read various "crusher definitions" and theories related to those caps visors. Superb shape and quality. The felted wool caps remined me of the felted wool army blankets. We currently sell several types, all made in Germany. Authentic detail. Mar 19, 2014 - Our WWII USAAF '50 Mission Crush Cap worn by Army AIr Force pilots. A cap which had seen a lot of action eventually came to be known as a "50 mission crush cap," and the wearer of such a cap came to be recognized as an experienced veteran. ↳   Life in the Third Reich & Weimar Republic, ↳   Kriegsmarine surface ships and Kriegsmarine in general, ↳   Luftwaffe air units and Luftwaffe in general, ↳   German Strategy & General German Military Discussion, ↳   NSDAP, other party organizations & Government, ↳   The Ron Klages Panzer & other vehicles Section, ↳   Panzer & other vehicles - Photo threads, ↳   Axis Documents, Feldpost numbers, Postcards & Other Paper Items, ↳   The United Kingdom & its Empire and Commonwealth 1919-45, ↳   The Allies and the Neutral States in general, ↳   German Colonies and Overseas Expeditions, ↳   The end of the Ottoman Empire 1908-1923, ↳   Translation help: Breaking the Sound Barrier. $225 is about going price maybe a little lower. 2, AR 600-35, and Par. WWII era "The Officerꞌs Guide" tells about AAF Service Cap as follows: "Cap, service. Original us wwii usaaf named officer khaki crush cap by bancroft drake simoff regular price 39500 original item oneofakind this visor cap in summer khaki issue color was made by bancroft it is in wellworn but nice condition with the iconic crush shape,Bancroft Crusher Cap. The classic “crusher” is the Bancroft Flighter. One I sold out of my collection recently.Hhad his matching fur felt cap as well, In Memoriam:Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 ItalyI HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHTForget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by..". Our SS officers caps have being used in many films for example`Dead snow and `Iron sky`. WWII Officer's Crusher Cap Repro. These Waffen-SS hats can be made to your specification just email us with the details of the Waffen SS cap you want and we can take it from there or buy off the shelf from the available caps below. by fusilier1944 » 20 Nov 2020, 19:13, Post hope you can understand it. I found one, also on eBay, by Bancroft Flighter. Skip to content and will not be released to us until you receive your order and are satisfied with it. It's touching the right wing of the eagle. In fact you quoted it, caps were to be made of "wool, elastique, olive-drab (dark shade), 18-26 ounce". I guess that's a price you gotta give for a quality one, eh? Ending Friday at 10:40PM GMT 2d 17h. During World War II, the "50 mission crush" cap was popular among aircrews of the United States Army Air Forces. The fate of the quot crusher quot cap. Hence the birth of the crusher that we continue to discuss 70+ years later. These Waffen-SS hats can be made to your specification just email us with the details of the Waffen SS cap you want and we can take it from there or buy off the shelf from the available caps below. By General overview of the reproduction Crush Caps I use for WWII Air Corps Reenacting. Does WWII era "The Officerꞌs Guide" tell anything about the "crusher" as a Service Cap for the AAF? Get the best deals for ww2 crusher cap at eBay.com. There are many reproductions available, with varying degrees of authenticity and material choices. You can check out several militaria sites (Google Griffin Militaria, Jessen's Relics, Stewarts Military Antiques) or look at the "for sale" section on this forum. nbsp 0183 32 Ive been doing a lot of research into the history of the Air Force lately and I noticed that the early 50s was really the last time you saw the famous crusher cap in use I absolutely love the blue crusher cap in addition to the OD ones of WWII … We currently sell several types, all made in Germany. The headset would then crush the cap, which would eventually retain its crushed appearance. There was a considerable amount of advertising and commercialism from cap makers to provide specialized caps (crushers) to these heroes of the air as allowed by the regulation loophole you quoted above. Return to “Reenactment” Jump to. Top. Get Price. Badge included as pictured. Yes, it's a real Bancroft Flighter. All other WWII shields on the crusher caps I've seen online are separated from the eagle. 0 bids. Nothing. If not, though, I'll still keep an eye out on eBay for these caps as they genuinely interest me, and I hope to add a nice Bancroft brand one to my collection (unless of course another cap that happens to be another brand turns up too). Long story short, if you find one you like and want opinions on it, please post it! Just a warning, trying to bend a non-crusher cap to prove it's really a crusher leads to broken visors. The good news is prices are much more reasonable for everything else, and post-WW2 caps are downright cheap. The one in the pic is a little rough, imho. yes Gabardine wool is a diagonally tightly woven ribbed twill weave wool and is tougher than the felted wool in the first cap. We offer the finest quality German army, SS officers, Kreigsmarine , Luftwaffe, Crushers and SA caps available. Seven? I'd be grateful for any assistance, and again, my apologies as this is not my area of expertise. The crush cap look quickly became popular with ground army officers and general officers. His passing was unfortunate. The standard Army/AAF officer’s dress cap worn by pilots and non-pilots alike. He went on to fly for the Air Transport Command in England, but retained the cap throughout his time in the service, as seen below after his return to the States in late 1945. Five percent? £200.00. For example, "And those caps were manufactured of what was on hand in the years of wartime textile crisis, not necessarily of elastique gabardine as it is promoted today not known by whom and why." I quite like the look of the cap, although I'm not sure if it's just an army one, or if it's USAAF. I'm not looking for a perfect condition one, as long as it still looks nice. Of course regulations are not going to mention a cap that is non-regulation. My late father trained as a bomber pilot. It's a bit worn, but I don't want a perfect pristine cap, I'm looking for a "been there done that" one. 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