Medal, Air Mail Flyers Medal of Honor


Display Status:

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

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 the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.


  • Silver Alloy
  • Silk
  • Solder
  • Paper
  • Adhesive
  • Ink


3-D: 3.8 × 0.8 × 7.6cm (1 1/2 × 5/16 × 3 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Air Mail Flyers Medal of Honor; Obverse: relief of a nude male figure carrying a bag of mail and a lightning bolt, embossed text "AIR MAIL FLYERS MEDAL OF HONOR"; Reverse: embossed text "PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AS AN AIR MAIL PILOT AUTHORIZED BY CONGRESS FEBRUARY XIV, MCMXXXI"; red, white, and blue striped ribbon.


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