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WWI-WWII US NAVAL AVIATOR ID BOOKS and CERTIFICATES - 1917-1944


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#51 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 03:20 PM

The engraving style on this one is the latest official style from the 1946-47 time period and they bring less than the earlier versions especially the 10 line DFC engraving styles.   They seem to even bring less than the earlier fancy engraved Navy AMs.

 

They are scarce, but are not as "pretty" as the earlier ones. You are fortunate to have an example regardless of how it is engraved.

 

Your next mission is to find his AM and PH.

 

Kurt


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#52 B-17Guy

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 03:38 PM

Bringing this back up with a new ID

This is a very scarce ID book to a USMC Radar Operator with a night fighter squadron.

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Here is the rest of the grouping to go with your ID Kurt.

John
 

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#53 CliffP

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 05:34 PM

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Hmmmm, I am intrigued by the fact that the ID card issued after he completed the course refers to him as an. . .

 

Aircraft Intercept Radar Operator

 

If anything, it is interesting to say the least. . . if you get what I mean.

 

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 03:28 PM

Hi Cliff,

I missed those! I also have his Flight Logbook.

I have noticed that the radar IDs I have seen, seem to be from July 1945 or later.

Kurt

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:59 PM

Here is one I just acquired to an unfortunate Aviator who was killed in an accident in 1943. He was on a training flight off of the USS Nassau when he crashed his plane on San Clemente Island on April 22,1943. He died in a hospital the next day.

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 01:30 PM

Naval Aviator Certificate to a US Navy F9F Panther pilot who flew with VF-52 . He shot down a MIG Jet using his guns on November 18, 1950. He was one of only 13 US Navy pilots who shot down planes during the Korean War. He was a 1946 US Naval Academy Graduate.

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 01:32 PM

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 01:34 PM

Naval Aviator ID from 1939 to a 1934 US Naval Academy Graduate. During WWII he was the Exec on the USS Anzio / USS Coral Sea

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 01:51 PM

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#60 mark leonard

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 03:45 PM

Very nice group to a KW Mig killer !...............Mark



#61 B-17Guy

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:46 AM

Just picked this one up.

Missing the photo side of the ID, but Corpus Christi Aviators are tough to find.

I also managed to find his photo with his graduating class in one of my copies

of the Slipstream (Mark V).

 

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 07:39 PM

Here is my newest ID book I acquired at the SOS. He was a 1933 graduate of the USNA who earned his wings in 1937. During WWII he commanded VB-11 for a brief period of time and later the Commander of SBD's based on Guadalcanal in 1942-43.

The wing is a beautiful example of 1930's bullion work.

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:56 AM

Another nice addition Kurt!  You've got to love that bullion Aviator wing!  I enjoy seeing this thread resurface every few months with freshly found treasures added. I was kicking around pinning this thread, but fear it may get lost in plain view. Thanks for your efforts! 



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Posted 26 April 2015 - 11:34 AM

Frederick C. Hawkes, Corsair pilot with VMF-311, KIA 23 April 1944.

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 11:57 AM

great thread 



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 02:13 PM

1929 dated Naval Aviator ID book to a Vice Admiral whose 2 highest decorations were the DSM and the Silver Star

 

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 03:09 PM

Very nice addition.
Aviator id's seem to be increasingly difficult to find.

John

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:05 PM

Hi Kurt

The Pirie ID is very impressive.

 

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:29 PM

Hi Kurt
The Pirie ID is very impressive.
 
Mark


Thanks Mark! I was happy to find this one.

Kurt

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:09 PM

ID to a Navy Cross recipient from the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Served with VT-24 on the USS Belleau Wood

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:10 PM

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 07:33 PM

My newest one. An enlisted Aviation Pilot who was later commissioned an Ensign and became a Naval Aviator.

Both sets of cards are in the wallet.

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 07:31 AM

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       Ensign Samuel D. Coulter, USNR, entered active military service with the Navy in 1942.  He became a qualified pilot on 14 November 1944, and received his instrument ticket on that same date.  He was killed in a crash two mies at sea off Sanford, FL.    His grouping consists of a Portrait photo, small duplicate photo as shown, his dog tags, his wallet with cards, and his Aviator Certificate.



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Posted 26 August 2018 - 07:43 AM

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                 Admiral John S. McCain commanded the entire aviation elements in the Pacific and the West Coast.  When he achieved flag rank, he was permitted to continue to fly, but with the requirement that he has a co-pilot.  His grouping is very massive to include his medals, commendations, orders, photos, etc.

 

                                            



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Posted 26 August 2018 - 07:45 AM

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                                           One of his many portrait photos and his metal and bullion wings.




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