Breast Star, Order of Polonia Restituta, James H. Doolittle


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

The Order of Polonia Restituta (English: Order of the Rebirth of Poland) is one of the highest Orders in Poland. It is conferred for outstanding achievements in the fields of education, science, sport, culture, art, economics, national defense, social work, civil service, or for furthering good relations between countries. It was established on 4 February 1921 and can be awarded to both civilians and soldiers, and to both Polish and non-Polish persons.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (USAF, Ret.)


Overall: Enameled Silver


Approximate: 7.6 × 7.6 × 1.3cm (3 × 3 × 1/2 in.)

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Physical Description

Breast Star, Order of Polonia Restituta. The star is an eight-pointed silver star with straight rays. The central disc is white enamel with the monogram "RP" for the Republic of Poland. The disc is bordered by a blue ring bearing the words "Polonia Restituta."


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