M1938 Dress Blue uniform of Lt. Cheney of Mitchel Field, NY. He earned his pilot wings in 1933. He was assigned to the 102nd Observation Squadron, 27th Division (Air-Service), NYNG from 1938 - 1939.He Commanded the 25th Bomb Group in 1943, and then was a Colonel in the Antilles Dept. Through the end of the war. Please note: the government identification and service history are digital. I can print it off upon request. M1938 Officer Blue Dress Tunic. Bullion 2LT Aviation Shoulder Boards. M1924 "US" Collar Device x 2. M1924 "Aviation" Collar Device x 2.
Note: shirt, tie, & boots not included. Linage 102d Observation Squadron, 27th Division Air-Service, NYNG. Constituted in the National Guard on 30 December 1920 as the 102nd Squadron (Observation) and allotted to the state of New York.Organized on 17 November 1921Inactivated on 3 September 1922. Reorganized and federally recognized on 4 November 1922. Redesignated 102nd Observation Squadron on 25 January 1923. Consolidated on 20 October 1936 with the 102nd Aero Squadron. Ordered to active service on 15 October 1940. Redesignated 102nd Observation Squadron (Light) on 13 January 1942. Redesignated 102nd Observation Squadron on 4 July 1942. Redesignated 102nd Reconnaissance Squadron (Bombardment) on 2 April 1943. Redesignated 102nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 August 1943Disbanded on 15 April 1944Reconstituted on 21 June 1945. Redesignated 102nd Bombardment Squadron, Light and allotted to the National Guard on 24 May 1946.
Extended federal recognition on 20 February 1947. Ordered to active service on 1 March 1951. Redesignated: 102nd Bombardment Squadron, Medium on 1 May 1951. Redesignated 102nd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 1 July 1956. Redesignated 102nd Aeromedical Transport Squadron on 15 September 1958.Redesignated 102nd Air Transport Squadron, Heavy on 11 January 1964. Redesignated 102nd Military Airlift Squadron on 1 January 1966. Redesignated 102nd Air Refueling Squadron on 17 September 1969.
Redesignated 102nd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 2 December 1972. Redesignated: 102nd Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Squadron on 14 June 1975. Redesignated: 102nd Air Rescue Squadron on 1 October 1989.Consolidated with the 1st Aero Company, New York National Guard on 14 March 1991. Redesignated: 102nd Rescue Squadron on 16 March 1992.