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U.S. Coast Guard Aviation History


 

A photo of the first Coast Guard aviators

OFFICIAL U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTOGRAPH: Rel. No. 09-28-43 (01)

The original caption stated:

"U.S. COAST GUARD'S FIRST AVIATION GROUP: The Class of 1916 became the first Coast Guard Aviators.  They are shown at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., with their crewmen at the time of graduation.  Of the 18 pictured, nine remained in the U.S. Coast Guard, three became Rear Admirals, one a Vice Admiral, while another won the [sic**] Congressional-Medal for a historical contribution to aviation.

(Left to right):

*Stone received the Congressional Medal [**] May 23, 1930 for extraordinary achievement in making the first successful trans-Atlantic flight.

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Last Modified 11/17/2014