NC-4 Medal, in Bronze
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The NC-4 Medal was authorized by Congress on February 9, 1929. The Medal was awarded to the crew of the NC-4 flying boat to commemorate the successful completion of the first Transatlantic flight in May 1919. The Medal was awarded to 7 service members. The Medal has since been made obsolete.
The Medal was initially awarded as a large non-wearable Gold Medal, but on April 25, 1939, a reduced size Bronze Medal was authorized for wear on the uniform.
The Medal features an inscription of all 7 recipient's names on the reverse.
There may be additional versions of the Medal which vary by composition.
Obv: FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT UNITED STATES NAVY MAY 1919 Rev: NEWFOUNDLAND NC-4 PORTUGAL PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE NAME OF CONGRESS J.H. TOWERS A.C. READ E.F. STONE W. HINTON H.C. RODD J.L. BREESE E. RHODES
The reduced size Bronze Medal is the same size as other United States campaign medals. The image of the NC-4 Medal, in Bronze is attr...
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