ISSUE FULL SIZE World War II (WW II) Marine Corps Occupation Service Medal M0154

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ISSUE FULL SIZE World War II (WW II) Marine Corps Occupation Service Medal M0154

World War II (WW II) Marine Corps Occupation Service Medal Criteria:

Awarded to Marine Corps personnel who participated in the European and Asian occupation forces following the close of the Second World War. The decoration was also bestowed to personnel of who performed duty in West Berlin between 1945 and 1990. The Marine Corps Occupation Service Medal was presented as a medal with two service clasps, those being the "Europe" and "Asia" clasps. European Theater criteria: the following geographical duty areas, and time frames of eligibility, qualified a service member to receive the Marine Corps Occupation Service Medal with Europe clasp: Italy (November 8, 1945 to December 15, 1947); Trieste (May 8, 1945 to October 25, 1954); Germany (May 8, 1945 to May 5, 1955); Austria (May 8, 1945 to October 25, 1955); West Berlin (May 8, 1945 to October 3, 1990). For those service members who performed military duty during the Berlin Airlift, the Airlift Device is authorized as a device to the Marine Corps Occupation Service Medal. Pacific Theater criteria: The Pacific Clasp was authorized for any service performed in the Asiatic-Pacific area between the dates of September 2, 1945 and April 27, 1952. This included service in Korea, however those service members who had received the Korean Service Medal could not be awarded both the Occupation Medal and Korean Service Medal for the same period of service.

Attachments: Berlin Airplane Device - Mounted, Japan Bar Device, Europe Bar.

Note: The World War II Occupation Medal must be purchased with either a Japan or Germany Bar - depending on the recipient's theater of operations during the war. If the recipient served in Europe, the Germany Bar is the correct attachment. If the recipient served in the Pacific, the Japan Bar is the correct attachment. See below for these attachments.

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  • Model: EE-M0154
  • Manufactured by: EAGLE EMBLEMS INC


This product was added to our catalog on Monday 29 November, 2010.

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