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Home Page - A Catalgoue of Decorations and Campaign Medals
Issued By Allied United Nation Forces To United Nations Forces
For The Korean War 1950 - 1954

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A CATALOGUE OF DECORATIONS AND CAMPAIGN MEDALS ISSUED TO UNITED NATIONS FORCES FOR
THE KOREAN WAR 1950 - 1954

By J. P. Willsher

Click on a Country or flag to view the pictures and information about Korean war medals and decorations issued by that country.

 

Unofficial  Medals

 

Australia
Australia
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Belgium
Belgium
Canada
Canada
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Colombia
Colombia
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Denmark
Denmark
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Ethiopia
Ethiopia
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 France
France
Greece
Greece
India
India
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Italy
Italy
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malaysia
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Zealand
New Zealand
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Norway
Norway
Philippines
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea
Sweden
Sweden
Thailand
Thailand
Turkey
Turkey
Union of South Africa
Union of South Africa
United Kingdom
United
Kingdom
United States of America
United States
of America
* Information is posted. Not all of the decorations and awards are yet posted onto this web site.  We are continually adding more information to the site.  If you have an interest in Korean War Decorations, awards etc. for a particular country that is not yet completed then let us know and we will endeavour to get the information to you or posted.

About the Site

I first started medal collecting in 1974, introduced by a long time friend David Potterton. It was not until eight years later that I became interested in the Korean War, but trying to gather the correct information about medals issued to other United Nation countries involved in the Korean War was very difficult. Then at an OMRS convention in the late 1980’s I met and had a long conversation with Henry Pownall who just after the Korean War compiled a pamphlet entitled ‘Korean Campaign Medals 1950-53’ and it was published in 1955. This meeting prompted me to start a personal catalogue of each medal issued to different Countries and over the years this has extended to Units involved and Decorations issued.

After being asked to show my catalogue to a few ex-Korean War members of my local British Legion they said how good it would be if others could see the scope of medals that were issued for the war. Nigel Rigby, another friend offered to produce a web site for me at no cost, so I would be able to offer other people the interesting history behind the issue of Korean War Medals. I do not have much time to spend on my computer, so it will take me a while to complete this task.

All the information I have gathered over the years was originally for personnel use so I am unable to say were the information was obtained. I have listed all the books and pamphlets in my library (most of which are quite old now!) so if anybody has any objections please contact me so we may talk and resolve the situation or put you on a link from this web site.

If you have any information that may help this site, please Contact Us and I will include it with a reference to the person supplying the information.

Phil Willsher
June 2006

I have taken information from many places for a complete list see my bibliography.