Congressional Gold Medal, Women Airforce Service Pilots

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

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The Congressional Gold medal is awarded to an individual or group who performs an outstanding deed or act of service to the security, prosperity, and national interest of the United States. The Senate and the House of Representatives recognized and awarded the WASPs this medal for their service, record, and "revolutionary reform in the Armed Force" during World War II.

This medal was presented to the WASPs on March 10, 2010 and specifically designated to come to the collection of the Smithsonian in Public Law 111-40 on July 1, 2009.