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Charlie901
06-08-2005, 04:00 AM
I was just wondering which is more realistic/historical.....?

To have a WO bareheaded or with an Officer's Cap?

Would a cap tend to blow off frequently on the high seas or could the glint from the emblem alert ships?

Or was there no set procedure, for wearing/not wearing one, on U-Boat, conning towers, in WWII?

deKoven
06-08-2005, 06:52 AM
My guess is that they wore "watch caps." Something which is real, has been around since at least WW1 and is real easy to make. It's one of the things which the gov't approved for ladies (mostly) to make for the servicemen. They were to be made out of black or khaki colored yarn and were to be made for a 22" headsize. I've made several of them; they were, however, a little more colorful than black or brown. Some might better recognise the name "ski cap", 'cept that the ski cap comes up to a point and has a "ball" on the top. Gov't regs barred such fripperies. Plain and ordinary were the order of the day.

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Budokan
06-08-2005, 03:25 PM
My WO spends a lot of time out there so I let him wear a cap. Rubber cement works fine to keep it on his head, even in a gale....

Charlie901
06-08-2005, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by Budokan:
My WO spends a lot of time out there so I let him wear a cap. Rubber cement works fine to keep it on his head, even in a gale....



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