Medal, Congressional Gold Medal Civil Air Patrol


Display Status:

This object is on display in the World War II Aviation (UH) exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Inventory Number


Physical Description

Congressional Gold Medal to the Civil Air Patrol: Obverse: a three-quarter relief of a male figure wearing a garrison cap and holding binoculars and a female figure wearing a flying suite, soft flying helmet and goggles; a depiction of a light general aviation high wing monoplane depicted with Civil Air Patrol triangle insignia on the side of the fuselage and lower wing; a small merchant ship in the lower right background; raised letter text "CIVIL AIR PATROL 1941-1945; Reverse: relief of Civil Air Patrol three blade propeller and triangle insignia depicted top center; Civil Air Patrol winged service cap insignia depicted bottom center; five Civil Air Patrol shoulder insignias (Coastal Patrol, Courier, Forest Patrol, Search and Rescue, and Liaison Patrol) depicted, relief of laurel leaf wreath on boarder, raised letter text "HONOR CIVLIAN VOLUNTEERS WHO FLEW ARMED & HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS, ACT OF CONGRESS 2014," presentation box with blue felt lining and stamped gold seal of the Congress of the United States depicted.

Credit Line

Transferred from the Congress of the United States



Gold Alloy


3-D (Diameter x Depth): 7.6 × 0.8cm (3 × 5/16 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


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