U.S. ARMY INSIGNIA

US Army Specialty Badges - First World War


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Air Service Qualification Wings


Military Aviator


Junior and Reserve Military Aviator


Enlisted Pilot


Military Aeronaut


Junior and Reserve Military Aeronaut


Airplane and Balloon Observer

Bombing Aviator
Bombing Aviator

 


Marksmanship Badges
(Pre and Post War Metal Badges)

Regular Army
(Silver Oxide)
National Guard
(Brass)


Rifle Marksman


Pistol Marksman


Rifle Marksman


Pistol Marksman


Marksman Special Course A *


Marksman Special Course A

*  Marksman Special Course A

Coast Artillerymen used rifles only in a defensive mode, to protect their positions from enemy troops who might land in an attempt to seize the big guns. Coast Artillery troops qualified on a special short course, known as the "A" Course and received a special badge for this qualification.


Rifle Sharpshooter


Pistol Sharpshooter


Rifle Sharpshooter


Pistol Sharpshooter


Rifle Expert


Pistol Expert


Rifle Expert


Pistol Expert

 

 

Marksmanship Badges
(Wartime Cloth Badges)


Rifle Marksman
Rifle Marksman

Rifle Marksman Course A
Rifle Marksman
Special Course A *

Rifle Sharpshooter
Rifle Sharpshooter
Rifle Expert
Expert Rifleman


Pistol 1st Class
First Class Pistol Shot


Pistol Expert
Expert Pistol Shot


Machine Gun Marksman
Machine Gun Marksman


Machine Gun Sharpshooter
Machine Gun Sharpshooter


Expert Machine Gunner
Expert Machine Gunner

 

 

Air Service Specialty Badges with Squadron Numbers

Enlisted Airman
Enlisted Airman
Balloon Mechanic
Balloon Mechanic
Aero Mechanic
Aero Mechanic
Enlisted Aviator-103d Aero Squadron
Enlisted Aviator

 

 

Artillery Specialty Badges


2nd Class Gunner
Second Class Gunner
Coast Artillery & Field Artillery


1st Class Gunner
First Class Gunner
Coast Artillery & Field Artillery


Gun Commander
Gun Commander
Coast Artillery & Field Artillery


Gun Pointer
Gun Pointer
Coast Artillery & Field Artillery


2nd Class Gunner
Second Class Gunner
Mine Companies
Coast Artillery Corps


1st Class Gunner
First Class Gunner
Mine Companies
Coast Artillery Corps



Chief Loader
Chief Loader
Mine Companies
Coast Artillery Corps



Chief Planter
Chief Planter
Mine Companies

Casemate Electrician
( < 1918 )
Coast Artillery Corps



Plotter < 1918
Plotter ( < 1918 )

Plotter > 1918
Plotter ( > 1918 )
Coast Artillery Corps

Observer 2nd Class
Observer Second Class
Coast Artillery Corps
Observer 1st Class
Observer First Class
Coast Artillery Corps
Casemate Electrician
Casemate Electrician
( > 1918 )
Coast Artillery Corps


Coxswain
Coxswain
Coast Artillery Corps


Target Excellence
Badge for Excellence-
Company with Highest
Gunnery Average
Coast Artillery Corps



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