Bronze, Tuskegee Airmen, U.S. Mint, 1 1/2"
Honors the unique military record of the Tuskegee Airmen.
The Tuskegee Airmen 1.5 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.”