Aviator's wool hood

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Titles Aviator's wool hood
Description Aviator's brown wool knit hood. The hood covers the whole head and neck except for the face, and is made in two pieces sewn together along the midline. It was worn in France by First Lieutenant David H. Backus, who served as a pilot with both the French Escadrille Squadron C2, and the 49th United States Aero Squadron during World War I.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 16 1/2 inches height (lying flat)
9 1/2 inches width (neck opening, lying flat)
Nomenclature hood (headgear)
Materials wool (textile)
Subjects Used by: Backus, David Haskins
Used by: France, Army (Armée de Terre), French Air Service (Aéronautique Militaire), Lafayette Escadrille (Escadrille de Lafayette)
Used by: United States, Army, Air Service, Aero Squadron, 49th
Used in: France
Used during: World War I
Aerospace and balloons
World War, 1914-1918--France
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations.
Military. 1914-1918 (World War I). Clothing. Footwear & Headgear
Dates Use: 07/21/1918 - 11/11/1918 (Backus's dates of service.)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1981.114.32 (Accession Number)

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