Medal, Air Medal


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 American Air Medal is awarded to members of the armed forces for heroic action or meritorious service during an aerial flight.

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Physical Description

United States Air Medal; Bronze 16 point sunburst with relief of a blue eagle with lightning bolts in its talons diving; blue silk ribbon with two vertical gold stripes.

Credit Line

Donated by Alexander J. Kaylas

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Silk
  • Copper Alloy


3-D: 4.4 x 1.3 x 8.9cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons