Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, United States Navy, Gen. Claire Chennault


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:

This medal was awarded to Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault on December the 2nd, 1947, for his service as a command general of the 14th Air Force and the American Volunteer group in China during World War II.

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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 Mrs. Anna Chennault


  • Medal - Bronze
  • Ribbon - Silk


3-D: 3.8 x 1.3 x 7.6cm (1 1/2 x 1/2 x 3 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Gold U.S. Navy Distinguished Service Medal; Obverse: relief of American eagle in center of medal surrounded by blue enamel ring; Reverse: relief of a trident surrounded by wreath; medal attached to ribbon by 5 point white enamel star with anchor in center; blue silk ribbon with single yellow stripe down center.


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