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Devices[edit]

For those service members who participated in one or more designated military campaigns,campaign starsare authorized to be worn on the medal. TheArrowhead deviceis also authorized to be worn on the medal for those who participated in airborne or amphibious assault landings. TheFleet Marine Force Combat Operation Insigniais also authorized for wear on the medal for sailors attached to the Marine Corps.[2][3]


Jump to navigationJump to searchEuropean–African–Middle Eastern Campaign MedalObverseTypeCampaign MedalPresented byDepartment of WarandDepartment of the NavyEligibilityserved in the armed forces between the following dates:
  • between December 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946, for military service, in geographical theater areas of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East.
StatusInactiveFirst awardedDecember 7, 1941Last awardedMarch 2, 1946Ribbon and Campaign Medal
American Campaign MedalNext(lower)World War II Victory Medal

TheEuropean–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medalis amilitary awardof theUnited States Armed Forceswhich was first created on November 6, 1942, byExecutive Order9265[1][2]issued by PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt.[3]The medal was intended to recognize those military service members who had performed military duty in theEuropean Theater(to includeNorth Africaand theMiddle East) during the years of theSecond World War.[4]

Contents
  • 1History
  • 2Criteria
  • 3Appearance
  • 4Devices
  • 5US Army Campaigns
  • 6US Navy Campaigns
  • 7See also
  • The EAME Campaign Medal was initially established by Executive Order 9265, dated 6 November 1942, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and announced in War Department Bulletin 56, 1942. The European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded as aservice ribbonthroughout the entire Second World War due to the ribbon design being approved by the Secretary of War in December 1942.[2]

    The medal design was submitted to the Commission of Fine Arts on 17 September 1946 and the first sample was completed in July 1947. The first recipient of the European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal wasGeneral of the ArmyDwight Eisenhoweron 24 July 1947[2]in recognition of his service as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force during World War II.

    The criteria were initially announced in Department of the Army (DA) Circular 84, dated 25 March 1948, and subsequently published in Army Regulation 600–65, dated 22 September 1948.[2]ThePacific Theatercounterpart to the European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was theAsiatic–Pacific Campaign Medal.

    Criteria[edit]

    Originally known as the "EAME Ribbon", the European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal is awarded for any service performed between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, inclusive,[2][4]provided such service was performed in the following geographical theater areas: West boundary. -- From the North Pole, south along the 75th meridian west longitude to the 77th parallel north latitude, thence southeast through Davis Strait to the intersection of the 40th parallel north latitude and the 35th meridian west longitude, thence south along that meridian to the 10th parallel north latitude, thence southeast to the intersection of the equator and the 20th meridian west longitude, thence along the 20th meridian west longitude to the South Pole. East boundary—From the North Pole, south along the 60th meridian east longitude to its intersection with the eastern border of Iran, thence south along that border to the Gulf of Oman and the intersection of the 60th meridian east longitude, thence south along the 60th meridian east longitude to the South Pole.[4]

    Appearance[edit]

    The medal'sobversewas designed by Mr. Thomas Hudson Jones based on General Eisenhower's request that the medal include an invasion scene. Thereverseside was designed byAdolph Alexander Weinmanand is the same design as used on the reverse of the Asiatic–Pacific andAmerican Campaign Medals.[2]

    The Bronze medal is1+3⁄8inches (35mm) in diameter. On the obverse is a LST landing craft and troops landing under fire with an airplane in the background below the wordsEUROPEAN AFRICAN MIDDLE EASTERN CAMPAIGN. On the reverse, an American bald eagle close between the dates1941 - 1945and the wordsUNITED STATES OF AMERICA.[2][3]

    The ribbon is1+3⁄8inches (35mm) wide and consists of the following stripes:

    • 3⁄16in (4.8mm) Brown 67136 which represents the sands of Africa;
    • 1⁄16in (1.6mm) each of Irish Green 67189, White 67101 and Scarlet 67111, representing Italy;
    • 1⁄4in (6.4mm) Irish Green represents the green fields of Europe;
    • 1⁄24in (1.1mm) each of Old Glory Blue 67178, White and Scarlet, taken from theAmerican Defense Service Medalribbon and refers to the continuance of American Defense after Pearl Harbor;
    • 1⁄4in (6.4mm) Irish Green, again representing the green fields of Europe;
    • 1⁄16in (1.6mm) each White, Black 67138, and White representing Germany; and lastly
    • 3⁄16in (4.8mm) Brown, again representing the sands of Africa.[2][3]
    Devices[edit]

    For those service members who participated in one or more designated military campaigns,campaign starsare authorized to be worn on the medal. TheArrowhead deviceis also authorized to be worn on the medal for those who participated in airborne or amphibious assault landings. TheFleet Marine Force Combat Operation Insigniais also authorized for wear on the medal for sailors attached to the Marine Corps.[2][3]

    US Army Campaigns[edit]

    The following military campaigns are recognized by campaign stars on the European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.[2][3]

    Military CampaignsName of campaignStart DateEnd DateEgypt-Libya11 June 194212 February 1943Air Offensive, Europe4 July 19425 June 1944Algeria-French Morocco8 November 194211 November 1942Tunisia12 November 194213 May 1943Sicily14 May 194317 August 1943Naples-Foggia18 August 194321 January 1944Anzio22 January 194424 May 1944Rome-Arno22 January 19449 September 1944Normandy6 June 194424 July 1944Northern France25 July 194414 September 1944Southern France15 August 194414 September 1944Northern Apennines10 September 19444 April 1945Rhineland15 September 194421 March 1945Ardennes-Alsace16 December 194425 January 1945Central Europe22 March 194511 May 1945Po Valley5 April 19458 May 1945

    For those service members who saw combat but did not participate in a designated campaign, the following "blanket campaigns" are authorized to the European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, denoted by campaign stars.[2]

    • Antisubmarine 7 Dec 41 - 8 May 1945
    • Ground Combat 7 Dec 41 - 8 May 1945
    • Air Combat: 7 Dec 41 - 8 May 1945


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