Tuskegee Airmen Bronze Medal

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Background

This medal honors the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American pilots who flew for the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Their unique military record inspired revolutionary reform in the Armed Forces.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features three Tuskegee Airmen in profile. Their headgear designates them as an officer, a mechanic, and a pilot. Below these busts, an eagle flies with wings outstretched, symbolizing flight, nobility, and the highest ideals of the Nation.

The reverse design features the three types of planes the Tuskegee Airmen flew in World War II, based on a logo design of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. The planes depicted in the design are the P-40, the P-51, and the B-25.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
  • 1941
  • 1949

Reverse Inscriptions

  • 2006
  • ACT OF CONGRESS
  • OUTSTANDING COMBAT RECORD INSPIRED REVOLUTIONARY REFORM IN THE ARMED FORCES

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse Reverse
  • Designer: Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver
Content last reviewed June 1, 2016

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