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Enlisted Naval Aviation Pilots (NAPs)

 

Naval Aviation Pilots

The United States Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps began training enlisted men to pilot aircraft prior to World War I.  Whereas a commissioned officer is titled naval aviator, an enlisted pilot is a naval aviation pilot (NAP).  Congress in the late 1920s directs the Navy and Marine Corps to maintain thirty percent enlisted pilots.  But the goal is difficult to reach or maintain and is soon dropped in the pre-World War II years. The Coast Guard is never subject to the enlisted pilot quota requirement.  Over eighty percent of Coast Guard NAPs receive their wings during the forty-four months of World War II.  Many NAPs accept officer commissions reducing the number of NAPs. In 1948 the Navy eliminates all enlisted pilot training.  The last USCG NAP on active duty is ADCM John P. Greathouse, who retires in 1979.

The list of Coast Guard NAPs is from the Silver Eagles Association roster and is not perfect.  Please direct corrections or additions with documentation or explanation as necessary. Send to mailbuoy at this domain.  A more detailed history and listing of all NAPs is available here.  

 
Last Name

First Name MI

Branch

Year Designated

ADAMSON

ROBERT

USCG

1943

AHLSWEDE

ARTHUR C

USCG

1943

ALLEN

CARL H

USCG

1935

ANDERSON

WALTER S

USCG

1917

ATCHINSON

WARREN E

USCG

1944

BALLARD

WALTER

USCG

1944

BANKER

RUSSELL S

USCG

1935

BARKER

GILES E

USCG

1944

BAZDARICH

ANTHONY F

USCG

1944

BENNETT

HAROLD E

USCG

1941

BIGELOW

PALMER V

USCG

1943

BILDERBACK

KENNETH M

USCG

1942

BISSEY

ROBERT M

USCG

1945

BLAUVELT

STEPHEN Y

USCG

1944

BLISH

HOWARD J

USCG

1931

BOLTON

WALTER C

USCG

1942

BOTELER

JAMES C

USCG

1943

BOWERS

MAURICE L

USCG

1938

BRACKEN

ROBERT E

USCG

1944

BRASWELL

WHEELER M

USCG

1941

BURKE

DUDLEY W

USCG

1944

BUTLER

RALPH W

USCG

1943

BYRD

CARROLL R

USCG

1943

BYRNES

JAMES A

USCG

1943

CALHOUN

JAMES C

USCG

1940

CANION

KENNETH L

USCG

1941

CASSEL

HENRY G

USCG

1942

CAUSLEY

CLYDE M

USCG

1943

CEVENE

JEROME O

USCG

1943

CHASE

WALTER M

USCG

1943

CHILDERS

EARL S

USCG

1943

CHITWOOD

WINTON D

USCG

1943

CHRISLIP JR

DORSEY P

USCG

1945

CHRISTENSEN

VERN D

USCG

1943

CLARK

FRANCIS O

USCG

1943

COBAUGH

DONALD

USCG

1944

COFFEE

WILLIAM H

USCG

1943

COLER

CHARLES L

USCG

1943

COLLINS

HARRY

USCG

1935

COLMER

CHARLES C

USCG

1943

CONDREY

CLYDE

USCG

1935

COOPER

WILLIAM K

USCG

1944

COTTRELL

ROBERT

USCG

1944

COX

HARLEY B

USCG

1943

CROSS

KENNETH E

USCG

1944

CUPPLES

ANDREW J

USCG

1940

DAMERON

BEN B

USCG

1940

DARWIN

JOHN C JR

USCG

1944

DAVIS

GERALD M

USCG

1944

DE FREEST

DAVID W

USCG

1943

DODSON

HERMAN P

USCG

1945

DOUGLAS

RALPH O

USCG

1943

DUELL

ROBERT D

USCG

1935

DURHAM

WILLIAM N

USCG

1935

EARL

JACK C

USCG

1945

ECKELS

HARRY H

USCG

1940

EDDY

SEDGWICK R

USCG

1943

EDGMON

ALFRED A

USCG

1943

ETHERIDGE

RALPH L

USCG

1943

EVANS

JOSEPH P

USCG

1943

FARLEY

EUGENE F

USCG

1946

FELT

LELAND G

USCG

1944

FERRIN

GLEN D

USCG

1943

FLANAGAN

ALBERT E

USCG

1943

FLANNERY

MAURICE J

USCG

1944

FLECK

VERNON C

USCG

1943

FLESSAS

JAMES P

USCG

1943

FORD

JOHN D

USCG

1944

FRANCK

KENNETH H

USCG

1946

FRASER

DONALD R

USCG

1945

GALLAGER

ROBERT E

USCG

1944

GERSHOWITZ

DAVID

USCG

1943

GERWIG

RICHARD F

USCG

1946

GLISSON

WILLIAM M

USCG

1944

GOLDHAMMER

WALTER R

USCG

1943

GRAHAM

STEWART R

USCG

1941

GRAY

WILFRED C

USCG

1940

GREATHOUSE

JOHN P

USCG

1943

GREGORY

ROBERT L

USCG

1943

GRIFFIN

MARVIN

USCG

1944

GUIDROZ

HERMAN F

USCG

1943

GUILD

FRED M JR

USCG

1944

GUST

LOUIS JR

USCG

1943

GWYNN

OLIVER H J

USCG

1943

HAAGENSON

SIDNEY

USCG

1944

HALE

EARL F

USCG

1944

HANDLEY

MELVIN H

USCG

1943

HAZEL

GORDON S

USCG

1943

HEDRICK

ERNEST D

USCG

1943

HERSEY

PAUL F

USCG

1941

HINTON

ALLYN J

USCG

1944

HOLIFIELD

JAMES E

USCG

1944

HOWELL

CHARLES R

USCG

1943

HOXMEYER

KENNETH

USCG

1943

HUBERT

LAVINE

USCG

1946

HUGHES

PHILLIP E

USCG

1943

HUXTABLE

RICHARD L

USCG

1943

JOHNSON

JOHN B

USCG

1944

JONES

CHESTER A

USCG

1943

KELLER

JOSEPH

USCG

1943

KELLOGG

GLEN I JR

USCG

1941

KENT

LLOYD L

USCG

1944

KESTELL

FABIAN J

USCG

1945

KIEFFER

JAMES W

USCG

1945

KIPKA

VAN R

USCG

1944

KLEISCH

AUSGUST

USCG

1935

KNIGHT

LUTHER C

USCG

1945

KNOLL

ARTHUR N

USCG

1943

KOLYER

ROBERT J

USCG

1943

KROGMANN

CARL F

USCG

1944

KURTZ

FRANK J

USCG

1944

LAMPING

JOSEPH J

USCG

1943

LANDER

LEROY F

USCG

1944

LAW

JERRY

USCG

1945

LAWLIS

ROBERT L

USCG

1943

LEDBETTER

HOBART C

USCG

1943

LEONG

MARSHALL

USCG

1945

LIEFERMAN

BENJAMIN

USCG

1945

LINDSEY

EARNEST S

USCG

1944

LOCKWOOD

CHARLES W

USCG

1943

LOGAN

HARRY W

USCG

1935

LUHRING

HENRY G JR

USCG

1944

LURHING

HENRY

USCG

1944

MANN

FRED

USCG

1944

MASSEY

YOUNG M

USCG

1944

MATTALIANO

PETER F

USCG

1943

MCCORMICK

JOSEPH T

USCG

1942

MCCULLOUGH

JOHN A

USCG

1945

MCDUFFEE

HAROLD B

USCG

1944

MCGLINNIS

 

USCG

1946

MCGOVERN

GERALD E

USCG

1935

MCMURRAY

SAM F

USCG

1944

MCWILLIAMS

THEODORE

USCG

1935

MEANS

ALLEN

USCG

1945

MELKA

LEONARD M

USCG

1917

MERRITT

FRED T

USCG

1943

MIKES

ERNEST A

USCG

1943

MILES

EMERSON W

USCG

1943

MILLER

RAYMOND M

USCG

1943

MITCHELL

ROBERT C

USCG

1944

MUELLER

CHARLES E

USCG

1943

MUYSKENS

EARL H

USCG

1943

NAGLE

HAROLD S

USCG

1943

NESMITH

JAMES E

USCG

1943

NOOTEBOOM

PETER

USCG

1943

NYSTROM

DONALD A

USCG

1943

OAKES

REX

USCG

1945

OLSEN

JOHN A

USCG

1945

ORNDORFF

JAMES R

USCG

1935

OSTERBERG

RALPH E

USCG

1942

PERKINS

ALLEN F

USCG

1940

PFEIFFER

HENRY J

USCG

1942

PHILLIPS

JIMMIE V

USCG

1943

POPE

ROBERT R

USCG

1943

PRESTON

EDWARD T

USCG

1935

RADAN

JOHN

USCG

1938

RAUMER

FREDERICK H

USCG

1943

REA

GUS M

USCG

1943

REDFIELD

JOHN C

USCG

1943

RIGGS

JAMES L

USCG

1935

RIVETTS

HOWARD

USCG

1945

ROBE

WILLIAM E

USCG

1943

ROBY

SAMUEL

USCG

1946

ROGERS

 

USCG

1945

ROLL

CLAYTON E

USCG

1944

ROZIER

WALTER

USCG

1943

SCHWARTZ

 

USCG

1944

SCHWEINING

FRED E

USCG

1935

SEIDL

JAMES C

USCG

1943

SIVILS

TALMADGE H

USCG

1943

SKARDA

EVERETT A

USCG

1943

SKRABLE

BURMAH H

USCG

1944

SMITH

PAUL S

USCG

1942

SMITH

ROBERT W

USCG

1943

SMITH

STANLEY S

USCG

1943

SMITH

VIRGIL

USCG

1936

SOLARI

WILLIAM J

USCG

1941

SUTTON

VICTOR W

USCG

1943

TATE

THOMAS J

USCG

1943

TAYLOR

WALTER

USCG

1944

TEITGE

JACK B

USCG

1944

THRUN CHARLES T USCG

1917

THURMAN

ALVIN B

USCG

1944

TIPPS

THOMAS V

USCG

1944

TULLY

VERNON C

USCG

1935

TYGART

BENJAMIN L

USCG

1943

UNDERWOOD

DALE R

USCG

1944

VOGEL

CLIFFORD V

USCG

1945

VUKIC

JOHN C

USCG

1943

WALKER

EDWARD E

USCG

1944

WALKER

JAMES C

USCG

1942

WALLACE

WILLIAM C

USCG

1943

WARD

ELLIS P

USCG

1943

WATT

MILO

USCG

1944

WEBB

MAX A

USCG

1943

WEBER

CARL

USCG

1944

WEBER

JOE R

USCG

1935

WEBER

JOHN A

USCG

1942

WEBER

JOSEPH M

USCG

1943

WEBER

ROY

USCG

1944

WEEMS

BENJAMIN F

USCG

1945

WEITZEL

CHRISTIAN A

USCG

1943

WERNER

JOSEPH G

USCG

1941

WEST

JESSE F

USCG

1943

WHITE

HENRY C

USCG

1942

WILLIS

HARDY M

USCG

1944

WILSON

FRED E

USCG

1944

WIRSCHING

NORMAN J

USCG

1945

WOLFE

SEYMORE

USCG

1943

WOLLEY

HAROLD W

USCG

1942

WRIGHT

FRANK B

USCG

1943

YEARTA

SAMUEL H

USCG

1943

YOUNG

EDWARD B

USCG

1943

 

Sources:

The Silver Eagles Association (SEA). The organization of Naval Aviation Pilots
The National Museum of Naval Aviation (NMNA). Archive for SEA records
Naval Aviation News
Roy Gossnick, United States Naval Aviation 1910-1995
U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Association (Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl) Website