Hood, Flying, Winter, United States Army Air Service

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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

Physical Description:
Gray knit wool flying hood for United States Army Air Service (USAAS) aviators; balaklava-style shape with front and back flaps extending down to offer some neck coverage. Small wear and tear holes visible on front, sides, and back. Small label on right side, with red text on white, reads:
FROM NEW YORK
COUNTY CHARTER
AMERICAN RED CROSS

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
American Red Cross

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: Wool
Dimensions
Clothing: 53.3 x 24.1 x 2.5cm (21 x 9 1/2 x 1 in.)

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

Physical Description:
Gray knit wool flying hood for United States Army Air Service (USAAS) aviators; balaklava-style shape with front and back flaps extending down to offer some neck coverage. Small wear and tear holes visible on front, sides, and back. Small label on right side, with red text on white, reads:
FROM NEW YORK
COUNTY CHARTER
AMERICAN RED CROSS

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
American Red Cross

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: Wool
Dimensions
Clothing: 53.3 x 24.1 x 2.5cm (21 x 9 1/2 x 1 in.)

ID: A19370022000