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#1 MastersMate

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 04:54 PM

No doubt the hard core Naval aviation buffs will chime in concerning the US Naval Aviator insignia and the enlisted US Navy Air Crew insignia.  The Air Crew insignia has been designated a Navy Aircrew Warfare Insignia.

 

This topic concerns the CG specific Coast Guard Aviators Insignia. I do not believe one has ever been seen. The 1930 Coast Guard Uniform regulations describe the USN insignia as being used for CG Aviators.    The seven year gap between the 1923 and 1930 Regulations are the Twilight Zone. Keep your eyes out for this one..

 

The illustration is just for information and are not a perfect representation of a 1923 insignia..

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:33 PM

CG specific aviation qualification insignia

 

 

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:00 PM

thumbnail_IMG_1470.jpg like these?

 



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:23 PM

Would the aviators insignia of 1923 or so have that pattern of 'dots' on the upper portions of the wings ??  That photo sure seems to fit the description. Just need a caliper to check the dimensions ...



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:26 AM

There were about 10 CG aviators and aviation pilots in the 1920 to 1930 time frame.  The CG specific aviators wings may have been a very limited production run..



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:23 PM

Would the aviators insignia of 1923 or so have that pattern of 'dots' on the upper portions of the wings ??  That photo sure seems to fit the description. Just need a caliper to check the dimensions ...


I was wondering that also, the wing looks like a 1940s type with 'berries' that has an older style silver shield fitted.
Is it possible to post some more photos of It?

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:51 PM

Ok, I realize now that I missed dskjls sarcasm............. nobody on the forum has a 1920s USCG silver shield wing👍

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 12:16 PM

And that is probably because they had such a limited production run.. Have been able to locate a photo of one that is clearly marked as museum grade reproduction..

 

The instructions implementing the 1923 CG Officers uniform regs require that officers possess the required insignia by a designated date..  Eight years later the design of the CG aviator insignia was changed to mirror that of the USN.

Note that the pale ( lower porting of the shield is divided by very fine lines to indicate the 13 pales on the national arms. Other wings show a wider division to indicate the 13 vertical pales.  May be a minor detail point.

 

 

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