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Question on "Occupation" Visor


ken1967
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Hi everyone!

I've seen several of these for sale recently. They are touted as "Occupation" visors associated with MP's considering the white band.

 

First question: Is that correct?

 

Second question: Occupation where? Germany or Japan?

 

Thanks in advance!

Ken

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Hi Ken,

 

These are actually Military Police visors from the period of the postwar occupation of either Germany, Italy, or Japan. My cap has the following nomenclature, "Cap, Service Cotton Khaki M.P." indicating its use. It is also marked as the "Pattern Dated 5/15/45" so it is from the time of the occupation and most are dated in the late 1940s. The white chin and head straps are the external signs this is specifically a MP visor cap.

 

The cap you show should have the standard round enlisted eagle and disc insignia on the front to be complete.

 

I hope this helps.

 

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