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
Country of Origin: France
Clothing: 20.3 x 27.9 x 10.2cm (8 x 11 x 4 in.)
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.