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Tuskegee Airmen Bronze Medal 3 Inch
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American pilots, navigators, and bombardiers that flew for the United States military. Active during World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen had some of the lowest loss records of any escort fighter group, a prestige that defied racial prejudices. Their skill, bravery, and service paved the way for racial reform in the military and earned them a Congressional Gold Medal in 2006.
Item Number: 903
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The Tuskegee Airmen 3 Inch Bronze Medal honors of the Tuskegee Airmen in recognition of their unique military record, which inspired revolutionary reform in the Armed Forces.
The obverse design features three Tuskegee Airmen in profile, an officer, a mechanic and a pilot, as designated by their headgear. An eagle flies with wings outstretched, symbolizing flight, nobility and the highest ideals of the Nation with the inscriptions “TUSKEGEE AIRMEN,” “1941” and “1949.”
The reverse design features a rendition of the three types of aircraft the Tuskegee Airmen flew in World War II, based on a logo design of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. The aircraft depicted in the design are the P-40, P-51 and the B-25 with the inscriptions, “OUTSTANDING COMBAT RECORD INSPIRED REVOLUTIONARY REFORM IN THE ARMED FORCES,” “ACT OF CONGRESS” and “2006.”
|Design: ||Obverse – Phebe Hemphill |
Reverse – Don Everhart
|Authorizing Legislation: ||Public Law 109-213 |
|Place Minted: ||Philadelphia Mint (no mint mark) |
|Composition: ||90% Copper & 10% Zinc |