President's Certificate of Merit

President's Certificate of Merit

The President's Certificate of Merit was created June 6, 1946 by Executive Order 9734 signed by US President Harry Truman "for award by the President or at his direction to any civilian who on or after December 7, 1941" (see Attack on Pearl Harbor)", has performed a meritorious act or service which has aided the United States or any nation engaged with the United States in the prosecution of World War II, and for which there is no other award."

The award is for acts or service that are of high degree, but do not warrant the Medal for Merit. The Certificate of Merit is generally awarded at the recommendation of the Medal for Merit Board, and its design must be approved by the Board. No person can receive more than one award, and the certificates may be awarded posthumously.

In 1948 324 Certificates were awarded, 67 for people that served in various capacities in connection with production of aircraft or aircraft components, or in connection with air carrier operations under contract to the Army Air Forces or the Air Transport Command. The remaining 257 served in some capacity with or for the Office of Scientific Research and Development.


* Executive Order 9734
* March 31, 1948 Medal for Merit Board memo from Richmond B. Keech to President Harry Truman.

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