Kepi, Officer, French Army, Edwin Parsons

Kepi, Officer, French Army, Edwin Parsons

     

This kepi was worn by Edwin C. Parsons of the Lafayette Escadrille's famous "Stork" squadron during World War I. Parsons had nine confirmed aerial victories and was the most decorated member of the Escadrille winning six medals for valor and service.

Donated by Mrs. Edwin C. Parsons

Physical Description:
French Air Service kepi worn by Edwin Parsons; black flet sides with red felt top seperated with gold wire edge; gold wire braid on top of cap with gold Red and black felt cap with gold braid; black leather visor with gold chin strap.

Country of Origin
France

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: Felt
Visor: Leather
Dimensions
Clothing: 20.3 x 27.9 x 10.2cm (8 x 11 x 4 in.)

This kepi was worn by Edwin C. Parsons of the Lafayette Escadrille's famous "Stork" squadron during World War I. Parsons had nine confirmed aerial victories and was the most decorated member of the Escadrille winning six medals for valor and service.

Donated by Mrs. Edwin C. Parsons

Physical Description:
French Air Service kepi worn by Edwin Parsons; black flet sides with red felt top seperated with gold wire edge; gold wire braid on top of cap with gold Red and black felt cap with gold braid; black leather visor with gold chin strap.

Country of Origin
France

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: Felt
Visor: Leather
Dimensions
Clothing: 20.3 x 27.9 x 10.2cm (8 x 11 x 4 in.)

ID: A19772561000