Pages related to: WWII

American Fighter Aces Bronze Medal

November 10, 2016 - Background This medal is a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal presented to the American Fighter Aces in recognition of their heroic military service and defense of our country’s freedom throughout the history of aviation warfare. American Fighter Aces...

Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Bronze Medal

November 10, 2016 - This medal is a duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal honoring the volunteers of the 17th Bombardment Group, led by Lt. Col. James Doolittle during World War II, who made the first strike against Japan on April 18, 1942. The...

Civil Air Patrol Bronze Medal

November 10, 2016 - Background The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) began operations under the Office of Civilian Defense Dec. 1, 1941, one week before the United States entered World War II. Within a few months, the unpaid volunteers became involved in military operations by...

First Special Service Force Bronze Medal

November 10, 2016 - The Honorees The First Special Service Force (the “Force”) was a highly trained group of volunteers from the United States and Canada that was activated in July 1942. Its mission was to target military and industrial installations that supported the...

The Montford Point Marines Bronze Medal

November 10, 2016 - The Honorees The Montford Point Marines Bronze Medal is a duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded collectively to these Marines in recognition of their personal sacrifice and service to their country during World War II. These were the first...

The Nisei Soldiers of World War II Bronze Medal

November 10, 2016 - The Honorees The Nisei Soldiers of World War II Bronze Medal is a duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded collectively to the 100th Infantry Battalion (INF BN), 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT), and Military Intelligence Service (MIS) of the...

The Women Airforce Service Pilots Bronze Medal

November 10, 2016 - This medal honors the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in recognition of their pioneering military service and exemplary record, which forged revolutionary reform in the U.S. Armed Forces.

2016 Native American $1 Coin

April 20, 2017 - The 2016 Native American $1 Coin commemorates the contributions of the Native American Code Talkers in World War I and World War II. Introduction It is estimated that more than 12,000 Native Americans served in the U.S. military during World...

Tuskegee Airmen Bronze Medal

January 2, 2018 - 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.