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Medal, Congressional Gold, Fighter Aces
Congressional Gold Medal to the American Fighter Aces: Obverse: relief of four pilot figures wearing period flying helmets from World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War; raised letter text "AMERICAN FIGHTER ACES" top boarder and "ARMY * NAVY * AIR FORCE * MARINES" lower boarder; a playing card spade depicted in the center; a globe with the western hemisphere with wings depicted at the bottom center Reverse: lower three-quarter relief of a Nieuport 28, North American P-51, North American F-86, and McDonnel F-4 depicted; relief text on outer boarder, "DUTY, COURAGE, AGGRESSIVENESS" and "2014 ACT OF CONGRESS" lower center of medal; 5 - five point stars;; presentation box with blue felt lining and stamped gold seal of the Congress of the United States depicted.
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.