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Luke Field Hawaii Adjustable Cap

Luke Field Hawaii Adjustable Cap

$25.00

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Luke Field Hawaii Adjustable Cap

SKU: 909662

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Story

Ford Island has a long and storied history in American military history dating back to 1917 when the 6th Aero Squadron was created in Honolulu and made Ford Island their base.  The United State Military had previously secured rights to the Island in 1887 with King Kalakaua in exchange for allowing Hawaiian sugar to enter the United States duty free.  Located in the middle of Pearl Harbor the Island's location was an ideal location for an airfield.  From 1917 - 1919, the Army would build up a sizable airbase with a runway, hangers, military housing and communications.  In 1919, the field was officially named Luke Field after famed WWI ace pilot, Frank Luke.  Lieutenant Frank Luke had tallied 18 kills during his service in the European campaign, and had a reputation as a gifted pilot, although he was a bit of a renegade, often disobeying military flight orders.  Luke Field remained in operation for many years, through the attack on Pearl Harbor and beyond, although its name was changed around 1923 to Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor when the Navy took control of Ford Island from the Army.

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WASHED PIGMENT DYED 100% COTTON TWILL ADJUSTABLE LOW PROFILE CAP

  • Sewn on cotton embroidered patch
  • 6-panel cap
  • 6 Embroidered eyelets 
  • Pro stitch on crown
  • Matching fabric under visor
  • Matching fabric sweatband
  • Matching fabric adjustable strap with brass buckle and button hole insert