Wonderful Concise Early WWI US Naval Aviator Grouping of NA # 138 Ensign Emory A. Stone
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Wonderful Concise Early WWI US Naval Aviator Grouping of NA # 138 Ensign Emory A. Stone

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ARTIFACT: This is a Wonderful, concise, Riker-mount-sized grouping to WWI US Naval Aviator # 138, Ensign Emory Arthur Stone. 

Stone was the 3rd Naval Aviator to Receive the Navy Cross, and the 1st to actually Survive the War.

The grouping consists of Stone's Named & Numbered USN Issue Bailey, Banks, & Biddle Gilt Bronze Aviator Wing, his 11/5/17 dated dog tags (one of which, slightly curved, appears to have been worn as an ID Bracelet), 
his Navy Cross, WWI Service Medal with AVIATION Bar, Not one, but THREE Period Photo ID Credentials, one for Naval Aviator #138, one for Aero Club of America Hydro Pilot # 109, and one for United States Naval Aviation Force Foreign Service, # C-503. 
The group also contains two Aero Club of America ID cards, and a news release photograph and a newspaper clipping, relating to Stone's Navy Cross. 

Stone served as an Officer in the British Army for 2 years prior to his USN service. It would be wonderful to find out if he was an RFC pilot during this period! 

He enrolled in the Naval Reserve Flying Corps as a Seaman 2nd Class at Washington DC on May 10th 1917. 
Trained at Newport News and Hampton Roads, he became a Naval Aviator, HTE, Heavier Than Air, and an Ensign at Hampton Roads  on November 9th, 1917.

Stone served overseas based out of Calshot, Felixstowe, and Anacostia. 

According to Home of Heroes, Stone was awarded the Navy Cross for the following Action:

Date Of Action: March 16, 1918
Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Emory A. Stone, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for extraordinary heroism as pilot of a British seaplane on March 16, 1918. 
The plane, with Ensign Stone as pilot and Sub-lieutenant Eric Moore, U.N.A.S., as observer, was engaged on convoy patrol and while in pursuit of a supposed submarine was obliged to make a landing in the sea so rough that the machine released with messages and one of these reached home and gave news of the situation, but although a search was at once instituted, the men were not rescued until they had clung to the wrecked plane for 82 hours without food or water, enduring their sufferings with splendid courage and fortitude.

VINTAGE: Circa WWI.

SIZE: Approximately Wing: 2-3/4" in width x 7/8" in height. USN Medal with Bule Ribbon: 3-5/16" in height x 1-1/2" in width. WWI Victory Medal: 2-11/16" in height x 1-7/16" in width. Tags: 1-1/2" in width x 1-3/16" in height. ID No.109: Open size 6" in width x 4-1/4" in height. ID No.138: Open size 6" in width x 4-1/2" in height. ID No.C-503: 5-1/2" in width x 4-1/8" in height. Photo:6-7/16" in width x 4-3/8" in height. News Paper: 3-15/16" in height x 2-1/8" in width. Aero Club Card from Paris: 4" in witdh x 2-3/4" in height. Aero Club Card Blue: 3-13/16" in width x 2-5/16" in height.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Navy Pilot Wing: Bronze. Navy Medale with Blue & white Ribbon:Bronze. Victory Medal:Brass. Robbons: Silk.

ATTACHMENT: Wing: Holozontal Pin with Tiffany Catch Medals: Navy: Holizontal Pin with Tongue type "C" catch. Victory M: Holizontal Pin with drop-in Catch. Tags: Loops. All of the papers Id's has Velcro attached on the back.

MARKINGS: Navy Pilot Wing " ENSIGN. E. A. STONE. U.S.N. R.F.C. NO 138." Maker Mark "B.B & B. BRONZE" (Bailey, Banks, and Biddle)

ITEM NOTES:  This is from a United States Navy Personal Item & Medal collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-RLB-MBCJJX13 LAJGEJX11/12/20 psLAJGIEX11/18/20 hldVIGGEX05/28/21

CONDITION: 8(Very Fine- Excellent Overall): The medals show minor to moderate wear, the ribbons in good condition, No.138 ID can see the picture has split, No.C-503 ID shows center part split but cover is good condition, all the other paper items are in good condition, overall excellent condition. The only issue is that this was at one time displayed using velcro to set the various paper prices, and velcro si still on the back fo some of the pieces, as it would possibly require a paper conservator to remove these. 

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.