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The Women Airforce Service Pilots Bronze Medal

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Bronze duplicate of Congressional Gold Medal

Public Law:  111-40

Obverse
Designer:  Joel Iskowitz
Engraver:  Phebe Hemphill
Description:  The obverse, designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill, depicts the portrait of a WASP with three pilots in the foreground in flight uniforms walking toward their aircraft. An airborne AT-6 is featured in the background breaking through the inner rim of the medal. Inscriptions include WOMEN AIRFORCE SERVICE PILOTS and 1942–1944.

Reverse
Designer:  Don Everhart
Engraver:  Don Everhart
Description:  The reverse features the three aircraft that are symbolic of the ones flown by the WASP trainers, fighters, and bombers during WWII; the AT-6, indicated by the number 264; the B-26 (Martin Marauder), indicated by the number 967; and the P-51. The WASP wings are depicted at the base of the design. The inscriptions are THE FIRST WOMEN IN HISTORY TO FLY AMERICAN MILITARY AIRCRAFTACT OF CONGRESSand 2009.

Image/Text:  U.S.Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 9, 2012 at 8:09 am

Crosswind Landings At Düsseldorf | Cool Stuff

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Remember all those bumpy landings you’ve had while flying, we all know they aren’t easy to forget.  Here is an amazing video that might just show what your jet looked like from the runway!  Check out other Coinologist “Cool Stuff” here.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

January 25, 2012 at 1:25 am

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