This is a Cold Weather Cap with Pile insulation. Nonetheless, throughout the war soldiers commonly wore the cap without the helmet. Item may require cleaning to your specifications. Then click the Search button. I have also 1 SET U.
South Dakota Sold by: This is a Korean War era pile cap it could be worn under the helmet or by itself. This cap is used, see photo's for condition. Inside appears to be made out of wool. Original olive drab field cap. Maker tag with size is gone. Probably made by Salona. NO holes, rips or tears. Original, not a reproduction. Excellent condition, like new. Dated 2 MAR 53 - It has the Alpaca Wool internal lining. This is a Cold Weather Cap with Pile insulation. This particular model cap was a signature piece of gear during the See pics for condition.
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It was so commonly worn during the Korean winters that it became synonymous with the Korean War. Three versions of this cap were used in Korea. It was still in inventory for the Korean War. The Model Quartermaster-1 called "Cap, Field, Pile, OD, M-Q 1" on the label and sometimes called the M , adopted in January , was an interim design change from the pattern that eliminated the pile on the visor.
The improved cap was eventually standardized in January as the third style, the "Cap, Field, Pile, M". Constructed of olive drab Shade 7 cotton poplin with a wool alpaca lining, the M Pile Cap was both warm and comfortable. The ear flaps could easily be pulled down over the back and sides of the head for extra protection from cold or tied up over the crown of the cap when not needed.
S and allied forces serving in Korea. It proved to be a very successful design and was extremely popular for the cold Korean weather.
It was one of the few items of good winter clothing that was widely available during the first harsh Korean winter of
The Model Quartermaster-1 (called "Cap, Field, Pile, OD, M-Q 1" on the label and sometimes called the M), adopted in January , was an interim design change from the pattern that eliminated the pile on the visor. The Modest Pile of Hat is a cosmetic item for all classes. It is a simple grey bowler adorned with a black band. It is a simple grey bowler adorned with a black band. Contents. Find great deals on eBay for pile hat. Shop with confidence.