Gen. Billy Mitchell's Congressional Gold Medal

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This is the Congressional Gold Medal awarded posthumously to Gen Billy Mitchell in 1946. This medallion, the only one of its kind, was sculpted by Erwin F. Springweiler and struck by the Philadelphia Mint.

The inscription on the front of the medallion reads: 

BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM MITCHELL

The inscription on the reverse side reads: 

AWARD OF THE
CONGRESS
AUGUST 8, 1946
FOR OUTSTANDING
PIONEER SERVICE AND
FORESIGHT IN FIELD
OF AMERICAN MILITARY
AVIATION