I will attempt to put the examples in order of when they were engraved. The dates engraved on the medals do not always indicate the date of issue.
WWII USN Air Medals are normally engraved in the following fashion
NAME/ RANK / USN or USNR / Date of Action
RANK / NAME / USN or USNR / Date of Action
This first example was awarded in August 1944
Edited by KASTAUFFER, 19 January 2007 - 12:57 PM.