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50 Mission Crusher Story

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This is sort of a funny story that happened a long time ago.

In 1987 I was young and energetic and was really starting to concentrate on my collection of WWII AAF memorabilia. Back then we had Shotgun News that had a category in the back with lots of Militaria for sale. There was an ad for a fellow that sold aviation collectibles and Surplus that caught my eye and I wanted a 50 Mission Crusher so I called the guy. I asked him if he had any crushers and he said of course. There was just one stipulation on my part. I wanted one that would fit me. He asked what size and I replied 7 1/4. He said I have it....have lots of them. I sent him a note confirming our conversation and sent it with a money order. A week later I received this beautiful Crusher that would not fit in my new born sons noggin. I called the guy up and said this hat is a size 6 and he said.....so what. I reminded him of the size I wanted and he said. Look bub I dont have time to go back there and dig thru those hats looking for a particular size. I said why didnt you tell me that. He said do you want to send the hat back. I said no it is a nice hat and I will keep it. He said then what are you bitching about. I still have the cap and it is very nice but.....it still doesnt fit me. Just wanted to tell yall and show this old cap off.

Thanks.

Ronnie

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Hi, Ronnie, That is a sharp looking Hat. Glad you save it. :) I am waiting for spring to get here. so hope the ground hog don,t see his shadow. wendell

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Hahaha!!


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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Thanks Wendell and Mike.

Mike I will see you in a few weeks. Steve Klima just left my house with a few goodies.

See you soon.

Ronnie


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That’s a beaut Ronnie! I have a couple but not that nice!


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Collector of WWII M-1helmets and WWII Airborne items

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Thanks Rick I appreciate that. Here is a picture of my son wearing this hat while sitting in the left seat of the late 909.

Ronnie

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