WWII US Navy Air Medals are hard to find and engraved Posthumous examples are even harder. The hardest to find are examples issued to the families of an MIA later found to be a POW.
These have been faked in the past but most would not fool the experienced eye. It is very hard to find a person in the year 2007 who posesses the skill to do hand engraving like they did 60+ years ago.
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, 26 October 2015 - 06:10 PM.