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Navy Occupation Medal Anodized

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Item No:
F054A

Service: Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard

Instituted: 1948

Dates: 1945-55 (Berlin: 1945-90)

Criteria: 30 consecutive days of service in occupied territories of former enemies during above period

Devices: Gold Airplane Bars: “Europe”, “Asia”

For thirty consecutive days of service in occupied zones following World War II. The Navy Occupation Service Medal is worn after the World War II Victory Medal and before the Medal for Humane Action.

The Navy Occupation Service Medal was authorized by ALNAV 24 on January 22, 1947 and Navy Department GO on January 28, 1948. The medal was awarded for occupation duty in Japan and Korea from September 2, 1945 to April 27, 1952. The medal was also awarded for occupation service in Germany, Italy, Trieste and Austria. T

he Navy Occupation Service Medal was designed by the Army’s Institute of Heraldry. The medal is a circular bronze disc showing Neptune, god of the sea, riding a sea serpent with the head and front legs of a horse. Neptune is holding a trident in his right hand and is pointing to an image of land, at the left of the medal, with his left hand. The lower front of the medal depicts the ocean with the words, “OCCUPATION SERVICE” in two lines. The reverse of the medal shows an American eagle perched on an anchor and laurel branches. On either side of the eagle are the words, “FOR SERVICE.” Above, in a semicircle is a raised inscription, “UNITED STATES NAVY” or “UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS.” The ribbon has two wide stripes of red and black in the center with border stripes of white. Clasps, similar to those used on the World War I Victory Medal, are used to denote service in EUROPE and ASIA, which are authorized for wear with the medal. There are no devices to represent these clasps authorized for wear on the ribbon bar. However, Navy and Marine personnel who served 90 consecutive days in support of the Berlin Airlift (1948-1949) are authorized to wear the Berlin Airlift device, a three-eighths inch gold C-54 airplane, on the ribbon bar and suspension ribbon.

  • Italy, May 8, 1945 - Dec. 15, 1947
  • Trieste, May 8, 1945 - Oct. 26, 1954
  • Germany (except West Berlin), May 8, 1945 - May 5, 1955
  • Austria, May 8, 1945 - Oct. 25, 1955
  • Asiatic Pacific, Sep. 2, 1945 - Apr. 27, 1952
Product Details

Service: Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard

Instituted: 1948

Dates: 1945-55 (Berlin: 1945-90)

Criteria: 30 consecutive days of service in occupied territories of former enemies during above period

Devices: Gold Airplane Bars: “Europe”, “Asia”

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