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Victory Medals World War I


US Soldiers received World War I Victory Medals. Some were eligible to wear clasps on the ribbon. These clasps denoted that the soldier participated in a particular campaign or was in a certain sector.

US Army Battle Clasps

Aisne 27 May 1918 5 June 1918

Aisne-Marne 18 July 1918 6 August 1918

Cambrai 12 May 1917 4 December 1917

Champagne-Marne 15 July 1918 18 July 1918

Lys 9 April 1918 27 April 1918

Meuse-Argonne 26 September 1918 11 November 1918

Montdidier-Noyon 9 June 1918 13 June 1918

Oise-Aisne 18 August 1918 11 November 1918

St. Mihiel 12 September 1918 16 September 1918

Somme-Defensive 21 March 1918 6 April 1918

Somme-Offensive 8 August 1918 11 November 1918

Vittorio-Veneto 24 October 1918 4 November 1918

Ypres-Lys 19 August 1918 11 November 1918

 

US Navy Battle Clasps

Aisne 1 June 1918 5 June 1918

Aisne-Marne 18 July 1918 20 July 1918

Meuse-Argonne 29 September 1918 10 October 1918

Meuse-Argonne 25 October 1918 11 November 1918

St. Mihiel 12 September 1918 16 September 1918

Ypres-Lys (Service in support of the Northern Bombing Group)

 

US Navy Operational Clasps

Armed Guard: Merchant personnel(freighters, tankers, and troop ship) 6 Apr. 1917 11 Nov. 1918

Asiatic: Service on any vessel that visited a Siberian port 6 Apr. 1917 11 Nov. 1918

Asiatic: Port visit must have exceeded ten days in length 12 Nov. 1918 30 Mar. 1920

Atlantic Fleet: Service in the Atlantic Fleet 25 May 1918 11 Nov. 1918

Aviation: Service involving flying over the Atlantic Ocean 25 May 1918 11 Nov. 1918

Destroyer: Service on destroyers on the Atlantic Ocean 25 May 1918 11 Nov. 1918

Escort: Personnel regularly attached to escort vessels on the North Atlantic 6 Apr. 1917 11 Nov. 1918

Grand Fleet: Personnel assigned to any ship of the “United States Grand Fleet” 9 Dec. 1917 11 Nov. 1918

Mine Laying: Service in mine laying sea duty 26 May 1918 11 Nov. 1918

Mine Sweeping: Service in mine sweeping sea duty 6 Apr. 1917 11 Nov. 1918

Mobile Base: Service on tenders and repair vessels 6 Apr. 1917 11 Nov. 1918

Naval Battery: Service as a member of a naval battery detachment 10 July 1918 11 Nov. 1918

Overseas: Service on shore in allied or enemy countries of Europe 6 Apr. 1918 11 Nov. 1918

Patrol: War patrol service on the Atlantic Ocean 25 May 1918 11 Nov. 1918

Salvage: Salvage duty performed on the seas 6 Apr. 1917 11 Nov. 1918

Submarine: Submarine duty performed on the Atlantic Ocean 25 May 1918 11 Nov. 1918

Submarine Chaser: Anti-submarine duty performed on the Atlantic Ocean 18 May 1918 11 Nov. 1918

Transport: Personnel regularly attached to a transport or cargo vessel 6 Apr. 1917 11 Nov. 1918

White Sea: Service on any vessel which visited a Russian port or war patrols in the White Sea not less than ten days 12 Nov. 1918 31 July 1919

 

US Army Service Clasps (Non-Combatant)

England 6 April 1917 11 November 1918

France 6 April 1917 11 November 1918

Italy 6 April 1917 11 November 1918

Russia (Any service)

Siberia (Any service)

 

US Navy Service Clasps (Non-Combatant)

England 6 April 1917 11 November 1918

France 6 April 1917 11 November 1918

Italy 6 April 1917 11 November 1918

Russia (Any service)

Siberia (Any service)

 

 World War I Victory Medals
The Right Medal was given to soldiers from the state of Oregon World War I Victory Medals

The Right Medal was given to soldiers from the state of Oregon

 World War I Victory Medals
 World War I Victory Medals

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