The cap has a Army contract stamp inside the visor dated 1951.
This light weight khaki visor cap once belonged to Major General Guy B. Denit, Chief Surgeon, U.S. Army. I purchased the hat several years ago, hoping more material would follow. A good portion of his material came on the market in the early 1990’s, and the collector who I purchased this from, obtained it from another well known general officer collector from Virginia.
The cap overall is in fine condition, with only a few very tiny moth holes, mostly on the crown and rear. (not more than 5 by my count-largest 1/16″ the rest much smaller. The brown leather is in fine condition showing little wear.
There is a printed contract stamp on the underside of the sweatband, made by the Philadelphia Uniform Co., April 1951 contract date. A “Regulation Army Officers Service Cap” label is in the plastic pocket of the crown protective lining.
In WWII, Gen. Denit was the chief surgeon of USASOS (US Army Services of Supply) in Brisbane, Australia, and other Pacific Theater areas, under Gen. Douglass’ command. He had been on the Mexican Border, with the 29th Division in WWI. At the end of WWII, he supervised the surveying of the after effects of the Atomic Bombings in Japan. He died in 1976, at 84 years of age
Denit’s name is not on the hat. I had purchased at the same time, a green WWII service dress coat, shirt and overcoat with photos, which i sold soon after acquiring them.
The cap has a stamped “7” on the back of the sweatband.
I am selling the cap with very little value added to Gen. Denit’s provenance.