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European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

BACKGROUND

This medal is awarded for service in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater between Dec. 7, 1941 and Nov. 8, 1945, under the same conditions described under those for the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. The same also applies in awarding the Bronze Service Star and Arrowhead device.

 

CRITERIA

View the list below for a listing of identified operations and timeframes associated with the award of the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.

 

IDENTIFIED OPERATIONS - EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN (EAME) CAMPAIGN MEDAL

Air Combat, EAME                    Dec. 7, 1941 – Sept. 2, 1945

Egypt-Libya                              June 11, 1942 – Feb. 12, 1943

Air Offensive, Europe                July 4, 1942 – June 5, 1944

Algeria-French Morocco             Nov. 8, 1942 – Nov. 11, 1942

Tunisia (Air)                               Nov. 12, 1942 – May 13, 1943

Sicily (Air)                                 May 14, 1943 – Aug. 17, 1943

Naples-Foggia (Air)                   Aug. 18, 1943 – Jan. 21, 1944

Anzio                                        Jan. 22, 1944 – May 24, 1944

Rome-Arno                               Jan. 22, 1944 – Sept. 9, 1944

Normandy                                 June 6, 1944 – July 24, 1944

Northern France                         July 25, 1944 – Sept. 14, 1944

Southern France                        Aug. 15, 1944 – Sept. 14, 1944

Northern Apennines                   Sept. 10, 1944 – April 4, 1945

Rhineland                                  Sept. 15, 1944 – March 21, 1945

Ardennes-Alsace                       Dec. 16, 1944 – Jan. 25, 1945

Central Europe                          March 22, 1945 – May 11, 1945

Po Valley                                  April 5, 1945 – May 8, 1945

 

MEDAL DESCRIPTION

The medal is 1.25 inches in diameter, depicting a landing scene beneath the words European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign.

 

RIBBON DESCRIPTION

The ribbon is principally dark green, edged with brown bands separated from the green by green, white, and red stripes on the left (wearer's right), and by white, black, and white stripes on the right (wearer's left). In the center are equal blue, white, and red stripes. The blue stripe is worn to the wearer's right.

 

AUTHORIZED DEVICES

Service Star

 

WEIGHTED AIRMAN PROMOTED SYSTEM POINT VALUE: 0