Medal, Bronze Star


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 Bronze Star was authorized on February 4, 1944 and retroactive to December 7, 1941. This medal is awarded to individuals of the armed forces for heroism in combat not involving aerial flight or for meritorious service.

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


Daniels Fund

Credit Line

On loan from the Daniels Fund, Denver, CO


  • Medal: Bronze
  • Ribbon: Silk


3-D: 3.5 × 1.3 × 8.9cm (1 3/8 × 1/2 × 3 1/2 in.)

Physical Description

Bronze five point star with raised center star in center of medal; red silk ribbon with blue center stripe surrounded by two thin white stripes; Reverse: embossed letter text.


AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

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