Europe-Africa-Middle East Medal Anodized

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F051A

Service: All Services

Instituted: 1942 Dates: 7 December 1941 to 2 March 1946

Criteria: Service in the European-African-Middle Eastern theater for 30 days or receipt of any combat decoration

Devices: All Services: Bronze, Silver Star; Army/Air Force: Bronze Ar­rowhead; Navy: Bronze Marine Corps device

Authorized on November 6, 1942, as amended on March 15, 1946. Awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces for at least 30 days of consecutive (60 days nonconsecutive) service within the European Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941 and November 8, 1945 (lesser periods qualify if individual was in actual combat against the enemy during this period).

The front of the bronze medal shows a Landing Ship, Tank (LST) unloading troops while under fire with an airplane overhead. The reverse has the American eagle, symbol of power, standing on a rock, symbol of stability, with the inscription, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and dates, “1941-1945.”

Three-sixteenth inch diameter bronze and silver stars denoted participation in the specific campaigns described below. A bronze arrowhead indicated participation in a combat parachute jump, combat glider landing or amphibious assault landing. The ribbon’s central blue, white and red stripes represent the United States. The wide green stripes represent the green fields of Europe, the brown edges represent the African desert sands, the thin green, white, and red stripes represent Italy and the thin black and white stripes represent Germany.

Designated Army (& AAF) campaigns for the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal are as follows:

  • Algeria-French Morocco, 1942 
  • Egypt-Libya, 1942-1943 
  • Tunisia, 1942-1943 
  • Air Offensive, Europe, 1942-1944 
  • Sicily, 1943 
  • Naples-Foggia, 1943-1944 
  • Anzio, 1944 
  • Rome-Arno, 1944 
  • Normandy, 1944 
  • Northern France, 1944 
  • Southern France, 1944 
  • North Apennines, 1944-1945 
  • Rhineland, 1944-1945 
  • Ardennes-Alsace, 1944-1945 
  • Central Europe, 1945 
  • Po Valley, 1945 
  • Air Combat, 1941-1945 
  • Antisubmarine, 1941-1945 
  • Ground Combat, 1941-1945
Product Details

Service: All Services

Instituted: 1942 Dates: 7 December 1941 to 2 March 1946

Criteria: Service in the European-African-Middle Eastern theater for 30 days or receipt of any combat decoration

Devices: All Services: Bronze, Silver Star; Army/Air Force: Bronze Ar­rowhead; Navy: Bronze Marine Corps device

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