WWII Bronze Medal Curtiss Wright Airplane Division Buffalo NY Production Award
Description: An impressively large and heavy bronze medal dated August 20, 1942. The medal has a flag saying ARMY NAVY with the letter E within a wreath between the words and an airplane above and below the flag on the obverse. There is also the legend "CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION-AIRPLANE DIVISION BUFFALO, N.Y. PLANTS ONE and TWO" along the edge of the obverse. The reverse has the legend "PRESENTED IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE EARNING OF THIS PRODUCTION AWARD" in 6 lines followed by the logo of the Curtiss Wright corp. then the words "CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP. AIRPLANE DIVISION BUFFALO, N.Y." in three lines below it. The medal, which is 76 mm in diameter is rather heavy and weighs 200 grams. The medal appears to be made of bronze with a dark brown finish which does not completely cover the edge. The medal has great eye appeal and is truly impressive. It was presented to the factory workers in appreciation for their efforts in gearing up for wartime production. The medal has a plain and unmarked edge. A truly nice-looking medal, which would make a worthy addition to any collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Dated August 20, 1942.
Origin: United States of America.
Weight and Size: The medal measures 76 mm in diameter is rather heavy weighing 200 grams.
Marks: Unmarked as to the maker or artist.
Reference: Smithsonian Air and Space Museum No. “nasm A19640436000”
Condition: I would grade the medal as uncirculated. The medal has no observable wear, and minimum surface marks. It is nicely toned and has great eye appeal. The edge of the medal is plain and unmarked. A great historic piece to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.
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