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Burma Star, 1941-1945
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Burma Star, 1941-1945
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Bronze six-pointed faceted star with lateral loop for ribbon suspension; the face with the crowned cipher of King and Emperor George VI centrally within a stippled ring inscribed ‘THE BURMA STAR’; the reverse plain; on replaced correct ribbon. The Star was instituted in May 1945 to be awarded for operational service between 11 December 1941 and V.J. Day (2 September 1945) on land in Burma, also in Bengal and Assam (1 May 1942 to 31 December 1943), in Bengal and Assam east of the Brahmaputra River (after 1 January 1944) and in Malaya and Sumatra (after 1 November 1943); at sea in the Bay of Bengal enclosed by a line running south for 300 miles from the southern-most tip of Ceylon, then to a point 300 miles west of the southern-most tip of Sumatra and continuing east to the western side of Sundai Strait, and including the Malacca Strait; in the air for active operations in the above area. Anyone qualifying for both the Burma and Pacific Stars would be awarded only one - the first-earned.

 
Burma Star, 1941-1945
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Burma Star, 1941-1945
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Burma Star, 1941-1945
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