Military History/DOG TAGS

Advertisement


Question
I found my grandfather's dog tags and can't get any
solid info as to what the "30A" (serial #?) means.
During World War I, he
became a flying cadet in the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps Aug. 15, 1917,
and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Signal Reserve Feb. 13, 1918,
and assigned at Kelly Field, Texas, as an instructor in flying.
In 1949 (tag
issue date) Gen Eubank was appointed Dep Insp Gen USAF.
Would he have been
issued a new set of non combat tags after the appointment?
He retired Dec. 2
1954.
Any help?
If outside of your expertise can you point me in the right direction for answers?

I appreciate your time

S. TISDALE

Answer
Dear Steve,
         The #30A refers to Army General Order 30 which was dated when he was a flying cadet. He would have to get a new change of dog tags upon his commission. The Army General Order refers to dog tags in 1917. May God Bless-Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard

Military History

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


LTC Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard

Expertise

I can answer both specific and general military history questions from ancient times to the present. I also provide references and footnotes where I obtained the answers from.

Experience


Past/Present Clients
N/A

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.