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Photo # NH 78213-KN: World War I U.S. Navy Medal of Honor ('Tiffany Cross' pattern)

Online Library of Selected Images:
-- AWARDS & MEDALS --
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The Medal of Honor --
Navy Medals of Honor, 1861-1941 --
The "Tiffany Cross" pattern


This page features photographs of the "Tiffany Cross" pattern of the Navy Medal of Honor.

For additional images related to Navy patterns of the Medal of Honor, see:

  • The Navy Medal of Honor, 1942 to the Present; and
  • Navy Medals of Honor, 1861-1941.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

    Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

    Photo #: NH 78213-KN (Color)

    World War I U.S. Navy Medal of Honor ("Tiffany Cross" pattern)

    An unissued medal from the collections of the Navy Department.
    Only 21 Navy and 7 Marine Corps personnel received Medals of Honor of this pattern.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 85KB; 580 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: 80-G-K-13534 (Color)

    World War I U.S. Navy Medal of Honor ("Tiffany Cross" pattern)

    Photograph taken during World War II, showing the Medal of Honor designed by Tiffany & Company that was awarded for First World War Service and discontinued in 1942.
    The medal was authorized by Congress on 4 February 1919 for presentation in the name of Congress by the President to Naval personnel who shall "in action involving actual conflict with the enemy, distinguish himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty" and without detriment to his mission.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 69KB; 630 x 765 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: NH 82602

    The Medal of Honor


    Reverse of a "Tiffany Cross" pattern Medal of Honor awarded to Lieutenant Edouard V.M. Izaacs (Izac) for heroism following the sinking of USS President Lincoln on 31 May 1918.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 97KB; 585 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 79333

    Captain Louis Cukela, USMC


    Photographed circa 1921-1930.
    Then-Sergeant Cukela was awarded the Medal of Honor for "extraordinary heroism" in combat on 18 July 1918.
    This photograph shows him wearing the Army Medal of Honor around his neck, and the Navy Medal of Honor ("Tiffany Cross" pattern) below the Army Medal, on the far left of the row of medals on his chest.
    This photograph was taken from his official service jacket.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 34KB; 510 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 105316

    Captain Louis Cukela, USMC


    Halftone reproduction of a photograph, copied from the official publication "Medal of Honor, 1861-1949, The Navy", page 115.
    Louis Cukela received the Medal of Honor for "extraordinary heroism" on 18 July 1918, during combat action in the Forest de Retz, near Viller-Cottertes, France.
    In this photograph, he is wearing the World War I Navy Medal of Honor ("Tiffany Cross") around his neck, with miniatures of his other medals across the chest of his uniform jacket.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 46KB; 590 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 105188

    U.S. Navy Medal of Honor

    ("Tiffany Cross" pattern)

    Reverse of a Medal of Honor awarded to Lieutenant (later: Vice Admiral) Joel T. Boone, (M.C.), USN, for "extraordinary heroism" while helping the wounded during a battle in the vicinity of Vierzy, France, 19 July 1918.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 37KB; 590 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 51545

    Lieutenant Commander Joel T. Boone, (M.C.), USN


    Wearing the Medal of Honor awarded for his "extraordinary heroism" while helping the wounded during a battle in the vicinity of Vierzy, France on 19 July 1918.
    Photograph by Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 36KB; 515 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 105341

    U.S. Navy Medal of Honor


    Reverse of Medal of Honor ("Tiffany Cross" pattern) awarded to Gunnery Sergeant Robert G. Robinson, USMC, for his "extraordinary heroism" during air raids in which he was wounded over Pittham, Belgium, October 1918.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 38KB; 590 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 45819

    President Calvin Coolidge

    and
    First Lieutenant Christian F. Schilt, USMC

    At the White House on the occasion of the presentation of the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Schilt, circa 1928.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 55KB; 580 x 765 pixels

     


    For additional images related to Navy patterns of the Medal of Honor, see:

  • The Navy Medal of Honor, 1942 to the Present; and
  • Navy Medals of Honor, 1861-1941.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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    Page made 23 January 2008
    New image added 20 May 2008