Tuskegee Airmen Bronze Medal
- Year of Issue: 2007
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 109-213
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This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal honoring the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American pilots who flew for the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Congress authorized the medal on April 11, 2006. It was presented to the Tuskegee Airmen on March 29, 2007. The Mint issued the bronze medal duplicates in 3.0 inch and 1.5 inch sizes.
The Airmen’s unique military record inspired revolutionary reform in the military, paving the way for full racial integration in the Armed Forces.
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.
- TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
- ACT OF CONGRESS
- OUTSTANDING COMBAT RECORD INSPIRED REVOLUTIONARY REFORM IN THE ARMED FORCES
Mint and Mint Mark
- Composition 1.5 inch medal: 95% copper, 5% zinc
- Composition 3.0 inch medal: 90% copper, 10% zinc
- Finish: matte
- Edge: plain
- No mint mark
- Phebe Hemphill, Medallic Artist
- Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver