This hood was knitted by the women of the New York Chapter of the American Cross. These knitted helmets were worn under the regular leather flying helmet to provide extra protection from the cold. The American Red Cross sent these hoods to pilots of the American Expeditionary Force in personal gift packages.
Donated by the American Red Cross
Country of Origin: United States of America
Clothing: 53.3 x 24.1 x 2.5cm (21 x 9 1/2 x 1 in.)
Gray knit wool