Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

Radiomen were primarily in charge of transmitting and receiving radio signals, as well as processing all types of telecommunications through multiple transmission media aboard aircraft facilities. The rating of radioman was established in 1921 and falls under data processing technician today. Asbestos exposure was moderate in aviation radiomen, as the equipment they worked with contained various components manufactured with the mineral.

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In charge of transmitting and receiving radio signals, radiomen also had to process all types of telecommunications through multiple transmission media by using various frequencies. The circuits they would maintain were voice and data circuits between the aircraft of a battle group and allied units. Other responsibilities radiomen had in all the military branches were message systems for generalized broadcasts and unit specific messages, which were handled depending on message priority and handling procedures.

Because the duties of radiomen also included periodic maintenance of communications equipment such as transmitters, receivers, and antennas, they were exposed to asbestos to a moderate extent. While their exposure was not as severe as in other military branches, they are still at a considerable risk of developing a disease as a consequence of asbestos inhalation or ingestion today.

While present in the U.S. Navy, the rating of interior communications technician was quite similar to that of radiomen. Interior communications technicians were responsible for directing and coordinating the installation, maintenance, and repair of interior communications systems such as indicating and navigation systems, visual landing aids for aircraft, communication systems, and safety and warning systems. Although their exposure to asbestos was moderate, they are still at considerable risk of receiving a terrible diagnosis today as a result of the inhalation and ingestion of toxic fibers.

Relevant job titles

  • broadcast operator
  • message center operator
  • facilities control supervisor
  • inbound/outbound traffic checker
  • repro/distro operator
  • CRYPTO operator
  • inrouter
  • outrouter
  • interior communications technician
  • information systems technician
  • radio operator
  • airborne radio mechanic
  • radio communication
  • radio rigger
  • repairman
  • electrical technician
  • communications installer
  • radio inspector


Filing a claim with asbestos trust funds does not disqualify you from disability compensation from the VA.

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Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in aviation radiomen

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How can we help aviation radiomen who were exposed to asbestos?

If you served in the U.S. military under the rating of aviation radioman and came to struggle with a disease you believe is the consequence of asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to reach out to our attorneys, who will gladly review your case and help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to. We will only need you to grant access to your military and medical records to use as evidence of service and diagnosis. Afterwards, our team of legal experts will gather additional proof to support your case and take care of all the necessary documents to file a claim with asbestos trust funds and the VA. Eventually, you will obtain fair compensation for your physical and emotional distress, which will also help you afford better healthcare and treatment.