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D-Day Invaision
[CPGCIS]

This ball cap features the Invasion Stripes which were alternating black and white bands painted on the fuselages and wings of World War II Allied aircraft, for the purpose of increased recognition by friendly forces (and thus reduced friendly fire incidents) during and after the Normandy Landings.
The Invasion Stripes were important for the landing troops, if they saw a plane without the stripes, they would shoot at it ,because it was going to shoot at them!
The bands, consisting of three white and two black bands, wrapped around the rear of an aircraft fuselage just in front of the tail and from front to back around both the upper and lower surfaces of the wings.
Stripes were applied to fighters, photo-reconnaissance aircraft, troop carriers, twin-engined medium and light bombers, and some special duty aircraft, but were not painted on four-engined heavy bombers of the U.S. Eighth Air Force or RAF Bomber Command, as there was little chance of mistaken identity and sound of those big bad boys.
This Adult Cotton Crackle Washed Cap features: Uniquely characterized to make every cap one-of-a-kind Special tonal distressed pattern 100% fine cotton chino twill Unstructured garment washed 6-panel cap Adjustable that one size fits all Self-cloth Velcro strap with bungee loop for easy handling 6 matching colour sewn eyelets Bonus feature: Special hang tag (Crackle Wash)
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