Cdr. William B. Ecker Identification Card

     

Cdr. William B. Ecker Identification Card

This is an example of a Geneva Conventions military identification card carried by members of the United States military. This particular card belonged to Cdr. William Ecker and was carried by him on October 23, 1962 while conducting the first low level reconnaissance mission over Cuba during the Missile Crisis.

Image Number: 2012-01874
Credit: Image by Mark Avino, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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