ASSOCIATION OF AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN
The Aviation Ordnanceman rating was established at all four petty officer grades of Chief, First, Second and Third Class on March 2, 1926 as a rating within the Aviation Branch. The Aviation Ordnanceman rating was filled initially from qualified personnel serving primarily with the ratings of Gunner's Mate and Torpedoman (assigned to aviation). The Aviation Ordnanceman specialty mark, a winged flaming spherical shell, was incorporated into Uniform Regulations in January 1927.
The President of the United States in the name of the Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to
FINN, JOHN WILLIAM
for service set forth in the following Citation: