Medal, Byrd 1933-1935 Antarctic Expedition Medal

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Donated by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.

Physical Description:
Byrd 1933-1935 Antartic Expedition Medal; Obverse: relief of Adm. Byrd in a fur snowsuit depicted, embossed text "BYRD ANTARTIC EXPEDITION 1933-1935"; Reverse: relief of a dog sled, aircraft, "Little America" buildings, and sailing ship "City of New York" depicted, embossed text "PRESENTED TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE SECOND BYRD ANTARTIC EXPEDITION TO EXPRESS THE VERY HIGH ADMIRATION IN WHICH THE CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HOLD THEIR HEROIC AND UNDAUNTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR SCIENCE UNEQUALED IN THE HISTORY OF POLAR EXPLORATION"; white silk ribbon.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Type
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Materials
Silver Alloy
Non-Magnetic Metal Alloy
Natural Fabric, Probable Silk
Possible Silver Plating
Dimensions
3-D: 7 × 3.8 × 1cm (2 3/4 × 1 1/2 × 3/8 in.)

Donated by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.

Physical Description:
Byrd 1933-1935 Antartic Expedition Medal; Obverse: relief of Adm. Byrd in a fur snowsuit depicted, embossed text "BYRD ANTARTIC EXPEDITION 1933-1935"; Reverse: relief of a dog sled, aircraft, "Little America" buildings, and sailing ship "City of New York" depicted, embossed text "PRESENTED TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE SECOND BYRD ANTARTIC EXPEDITION TO EXPRESS THE VERY HIGH ADMIRATION IN WHICH THE CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HOLD THEIR HEROIC AND UNDAUNTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR SCIENCE UNEQUALED IN THE HISTORY OF POLAR EXPLORATION"; white silk ribbon.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Type
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Materials
Silver Alloy
Non-Magnetic Metal Alloy
Natural Fabric, Probable Silk
Possible Silver Plating
Dimensions
3-D: 7 × 3.8 × 1cm (2 3/4 × 1 1/2 × 3/8 in.)

ID: A19640129000