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V-E Day Medal Presented by United Airlines 


Plane, wings and United Airlines insignia with chain and clasp

Title: Presentation Medal, VE Day, United Air Lines
Accession #: NHHC 2006-61-7
Circa: 1945
Size: 1" dia
Medium: silver
Location: Headquarters Artifact Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

One sterling silver medal from Unted Airlines commemorating Victory in Europe Day May 8, 1945. The obverse of the medal has an airplane with the insignia of United Airlines in bas relief and "V-E Day" above. The reverse reads "Token Presented to those in flight with United Air Lines May 8, 1945."

V-E day, the shortened form of Victory in Europe Day, marks the day that the Allies officially accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, thus ending World War II in Europe.


Token from United Airlines commemorating V-E Day

Published: Wed May 08 12:06:22 EDT 2019