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Mark Leonard asked me to do a thread on Naval Aviator ID cards, and thought it was a great idea. In this thread I am going to post all of the different types of cards I have , in chronological order .

 

Naval Aviator ID's were presented once training was complete and served as a " pilots license" while in the Navy. They seem to be fairly scarce, even the WWII dated ones.

 

I will start off with the 1st and best one:

 

ID Card and wallet to NAVAL AVIATOR # 141 dated 1917. He also earned the Navy Cross in WWI. This is the earliest ID I have seen in private hands, but am hoping someone here on the forum can post an even earlier one.

 

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ID Card and wallet to NAVAL AVIATOR # 2706 dated 1919. He also was one of the first pilots to take off and land on the 1st Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Langley.

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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ID Card and wallet to NAVAL AVIATOR # 3030 dated 1922 . He was also a pioneer Lighter Than Air pilot earning Aviator # 218 in Jan. 1918. This rating here is for his Heavier than Air certification.

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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NAVAL AVIATION PILOT ( Enlisted Pilot ) ID # 131 dated 1926 . This one is very early and extremelly rare.

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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ID Card and wallet to NAVAL AVIATOR # 4529 dated 1930

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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ID Card and wallet to NAVAL AVIATOR # 5715 dated 1938 . He was later KIA during WWII as the CO of VC-93 .

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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ID Card and wallet to NAVAL AVIATOR # 9618 dated 1941. He later was killed in an aircraft accident in 1943.

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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ID Card and wallet to NAVAL AVIATOR # P353 dated 1942 . The P prefix was used for Pensacola graduates during WWII.

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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ID Card and wallet to NAVAL AVIATOR # P-2407 dated 1943

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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ID Card and wallet to NAVAL AVIATOR # P-3756 dated 1943 . he served with VF-17 and VF-40 and was KIA in Jan 1944.

 

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!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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NAVAL AVIATION PILOT ( enlisted pilot) # 37-43 dated 1943 . He died during WWII, but I have not been able to determine how.

 

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!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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And the last one, while not a pilot, is a rare example.

 

US Navy FLIGHT SURGEON ID card and Wallet # 655 dated 1944 . The low number should indicate how scarce these are. He later served as a Flight Surgeon to USMC Fighter squadrons.

 

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!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Thats all for now! If you have any examples please add them to this thread.


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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Hey Kurt

I want to thank you for posting this, I will be looking at it ten times a day for a good while.It's hard to pick a favorite but I keep going back to Stocker, Daly,and Babbitt, but everyone is great.I have never seen a flght sergeon I.D, that is way cool !

Mark


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Ens Donald E. Allison #C-22877 Nov 1944.

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I've got 3, but here is my best example.

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JD


AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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Sorry, it's been one of those days. Just finishing this one up.

Double Ace and Navy Cross winner.

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JD


AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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VERY NICE! I love the early permanent citation too.

 

Kurt


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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Terrific subject matter Kurt. You and the others have posted some outstanding examples. I've never seen a USN Flight Surgeon ID...and the Enlisted Aviator ID is truely top-shelf stuff!

 

Here's Naval Aviator # P543.

 

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Dated November 1942, this ID was produced a month after Kurt's ID illustrated in post #9. It's signed bt the same Commandant at N.A.S. Pensacola.

 

Russ

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George Jewett was a career Navy man. He was a Naval Aviation Observer (Radar) in 1945, then became a Naval Aviator after the war, hence the two ID's. Not sure why his N.A.O. identification has two dates, 28 September 1945 and 29 April 1947?

 

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