The success of the D-Day landings in 1944 depended, in part, on the support that the ground forces got from the air. One of the units responsible for blasting holes in the enemy fortifications and disrupting Wehrmacht supply lines was the U.S. Army Air Corps’ 388th Fighter-Bomber Squadron. Flying their resilient and well-armed P-47’s on low-level attack missions, the 388th not only supported the D-Day landings, but they went on to provide critical air support to Allied forces over Northern France, the Rhineland, and the forests of the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. When the weather was poor, it was the P-47s of the 388th Fighter-Bomber Squadron that could streak in under the clouds to save the day.
Any military aviation enthusiast would be proud to have the emblem of the 388th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on a well-made ball cap, and the Aeroplane Apparel Company is happy to oblige. For their squadron logo, the men of the 388th chose the Mustang, the wild horse of the American Southwest. There were two reasons for this selection. The first reason was that the P-51 Mustang was the aircraft that the unit initially flew. The second reason had everything to do with the 388th’s character—wild, determined, and fearless—just like their mustang namesake. The mustang in the 388th Fighter-Bomber Squadron’s emblem wears a pilot’s helmet, goggles, and a determined scowl—as if he willing the enemy to come out and fight.
The Aeroplane Apparel Company Monogram is prominently displayed on the back of this hat.
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