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Navy/Marine Corps (1917 -1922)

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In 1917, with the number of aircraft being procured on the rise, the Navy developed a simplified system.  The Navy used the manufacturer's designation and started a simple serial number system that assigned each aircraft with a sequential number.  The serial number system is still in use today.

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1917 de Havilland DH-4

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