Cap, Service, Regia Aeronautica

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This is a stand issue Regina Aeronautica senior officer's service cap. It was worn by Maj. Gen.Alberto Briganti. Briganti commanded Italy's north western aerial defense Zone 1, or Squadra 1 (SQA1). The protection of Italy's industries centered at Milan was Brigant's primary concern.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Museo Caproni

Materials

  • Band: Wool
  • Peak: Cotton
  • Visor: Leather

Dimensions

Clothing: 26.7 x 29.2 x 11.4cm (10 1/2 in. x 11 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

Italy

Physical Description

General officer's Italian Air Force service cap; white cotton top; black leather visor and chin strap; slate blue brim; General of Air Brigade insignia on peak.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Inventory Number

A19790111000