The Tuskegee Airmen Commemorative Bronze Medal has been added to the Museum Of UnCut Funk Coin and Medals collection.
The Tuskegee Airmen were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of their unique military record, which inspired revolutionary reform in the Armed Forces. Congressional Gold Medals are one of the highest honors that a civilian can receive from the US Government. We have added the Tuskegee Airmen replica Commemorative Bronze Medal, produced by the US Mint, to our collection.
The obverse design features three Tuskegee Airmen in profile, an officer, a mechanic, and a pilot, as designated by their headgear. An eagle flies with wings outstretched, symbolizing flight, nobility, and the highest ideals of the Nation with the inscriptions, Tuskegee Airmen, 1941, and 1949.
The reverse design features a rendition of the three types of planes the Tuskegee Airmen flew in World War II, based on a logo design of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. The planes depicted in the design are the P-40, P-51, and the B-25 with the inscriptions, Outstanding Combat Record Inspired Revolutionary Reform in the Armed Forces, Act of Congress and 2006.
You can learn more about commemorative currency in our Coins, Medals and Medallions collection and our For The Love Of Money: Blacks On US Currency Exhibition.
Source: US Mint