Medal, Order of the Crown Grand Officer, James H. Doolittle

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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 Order of the Crown (French: Ordre de la Couronne; Dutch: Kroonorde) is an order of the Kingdom of Belgium established on October 15, 1897 by King Leopold II. Currently the Order of the Crown is awarded for services rendered to the Belgian state, especially for meritorious service in public employment. The Order may also be awarded to foreign nationals, including military and diplomatic personnel. During the Second World War, the Order of the Crown was widely awarded to Allied military personnel who helped to liberate Belgium from the occupation forces of Nazi Germany.

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

Credit Line

Donated by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (USAF, Ret.)

Materials

Overall: Enameled Silver and Gold

Dimensions

Approximate: 6.4 × 6.4 × 1.3cm (2 1/2 × 2 1/2 × 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

Belgium

Physical Description

Plaque for the Grand Officer. The plaque for Grand Officer is a faceted five-armed 'Maltese asterisk' (see Maltese cross), with golden rays between the arms. The obverse central disc has a gold crown on a blue enamelled background.

Type

AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Inventory Number

A19600056000