Authorized by an Act of Congress, July 20, 1949 (63 Stat.
477) (reference (kkkk)).
Medal for Humane Action Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United
States, and to others when recommended for meritorious participation, for Service in the Berlin Airlift. Service must have been for at least 120 days during the period June
26, 1948 and September 30, 1949, and in the following prescribed boundaries of the
Berlin Airlift operations area:
NORTHERN BOUNDARY: 54th parallel north
EASTERN BOUNDARY: 14th meridian east
SOUTHERN BOUNDARY: 48th parallel north
WESTERN BOUNDARY: 5th meridian west
Posthumous award of the medal may be made for any
person who lost his and/or her life while, or as a direct result of, participating in the
Berlin Airlift, without regard to length of service, if otherwise eligible.
Authorized Device: None