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Hi Guys

Well Here's today new badge.The one favor I ask the forum is maybe someone can help me with the time line of production,if so I would be great full.Will be listing more real soon.Jay

. Naval Aux. Air Stations were mostly a WWII creation. Google the unit history to help zero in on usage dates. The catch on back is a fairly early style.
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Came across some mixed in with my USN lighter collection

 

USS ESCAPE (ARS-6) Diver class salvage ship, transferred to the USCG in 1978

ARS 6 USS ESCAPE MAA 001.jpg

ARS 6 USS ESCAPE MAA 002.jpg

ARS 6 USS ESCAPE MAA 003.jpg

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USS JAMES M. GILLISS (MHC-13) ex-YMS-262

 

Easy to date this one, she was converted to a mine hunter and redesignated MHC-13 from 1955 to 1958

MHC 13 USS JAMES M GILLISS CMAA 001.jpg

MHC 13 USS JAMES M GILLISS CMAA 002.jpg

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Hi Dan

Any chance you can help me time line the USS Bennington Badge? Thanks

Could use a closeup of the reverse. It's earlier because of the inclusion of "PO".
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Reverse photo

Well this is one of those oddities...I also thought this was likely a late 1940 to mid1950s badge, but the Bennington was only designated a CVS from 1959 to 1970. Even the clasp is an earlier style, as is the designation of "PO" in my first review of this badge. Closer to WWII usage on other badges.

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Dan

So I assume then that this would date around 1959?And may I ask what " PO" means? Thanks Jay

Petty Officer, as in Police PO, or, in this case petty officer MAA. In my active duty, all MAAs had to be petty officers, no non-rated MAAs in those days. Same with Shore Patrol.

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That is a great looking SEABEES Chief Master at Arms badge. Looks hand made, possibly made in the Philippines. Really nice!!

 

What does the back look like?

 

Chris

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That is a great looking SEABEES Chief Master at Arms badge. Looks hand made, possibly made in the Philippines. Really nice!!

 

What does the back look like?

 

Chris

good observation, Chris.. it does look like other Philippine made items I have seen.

 

do you guys think VN era is accurate? or 1980's?

 

-Brian

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As an aside, keep in mind that Velcro was first developed in 1941, patented in 1955, and commonly commercially available in the 1960's. Any use of it by our military was PROBABLY no earlier than the mid-1960's, if not later.

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