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  • Description of the Medal for Humane Action (Berlin Airlift) including award criteria and image for referencing.



    Details of the Medal for Humane Action (Berlin Airlift) service medal of the United States military.





    Picture of the Medal for Humane Action (Berlin Airlift) medal

    Picture of the Medal for Humane Action (Berlin Airlift) ribbon


    Date Authorized: July 20th, 1949

    Ribbon Colors: blackl white; teal; blue; red


    Description (Ribbon):

    The ribbon is multi-colored as black-to-white-to-blue-to-white before meeting at a thin red line at middle. The order is reversed for the remainder at the ribbon. Actual colors are described as teal blue, white, scarlet, and black.


    Description (Medal):

    Rounded bronze medal depicting a Douglas C-54 Skymaster transport. A wreath of wheat sits at the edges of the lower half of the medal, meeting at a coat of arms. The reverse side of the medal showcases an eagle with a shield as its body clasping three arrows. Above the eagle are the words "FOR HUMANE ACTION" and under it are the words "TO SUPPLY NECESSITIES OF LIFE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE BERLIN GERMANY". No text is shown on the front face of the medal.


    Award Criteria:

    Army Regulation 600-8-22, Military Awards.