Missouri Over There

Campaign Hat


Title Campaign Hat
Description Model 1911 “Montana Peak” campaign hat. This olive drab hat was a standard issue item for American soldiers during World War I. Although widely associated with the doughboys, it proved to be impractical in a modern army. The hats were difficult to care for and steel helmets were required for soldiers serving in the trenches. In response, the army adopted the overseas or garrison cap which most American troops wore in France.
Site Accession Number 1994 029 0004
Contributing Institution Missouri History Museum
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