Authorized under Executive Order 9265 (EO9265) by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War 2.
Ribbon is largely blue with thin red, white, and blue lines at center straddled by a white-black-red-white banding.
Award Criteria (as detailed by various official sources):
This medal is awarded for service within the American Theater between Dec. 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946, under any of the following conditions:
-Permanent assignment outside the continental United States (CONUS)
-Permanent assignment as aircrew members of airplanes making frequent flights over ocean waters for a period of 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days
-Outside the CONUS in a passenger status or TDY for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days
-In active combat against the enemy, if personnel were awarded a combat decoration or furnished a certificate by the unit's commander stating that they actually participated in combat; or
-Served within the CONUS for an aggregate period of one year
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