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Three Pairs of Naval Boards to identify

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Hello everyone.

I have three pairs of US Navy kit I would like to identify, including rank and approximate period.  As I think the two shoulder boards are quite old, I could not easily reference them on Google.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.  Linas








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Shoulder boards with little or no curve, and left facing eagles on the buttons are WWII era. The eagle changed direction in May 1941.

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Jim Morris
On 9/3/2020 at 6:27 PM, Bearmon said:

Cadet, Ensign, Cadet hat device  


What the Army would call "Cadets" are known in the Naval Service as "Midshipmen", with the exception of Aviation Cadets.

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I wore those exact same shoulder boards - the ones with just the star - (granted, a few decades later...) at Officer Candidate School as an officer candidate. 

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Justin B.

Yeah I guess to be technical those boards were either "cadet" or "candidate" depending on the program, but also were not "midshipman" (USNA, NROTC, V-7).

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