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For heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight

William R. Westlake

For heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight

the American Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to United Kingdom and Commonwealth forces for the Korean War

by William R. Westlake

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Published by Borch and Westlake Pub. in Tempe, Ariz .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.,
  • Commonwealth countries.
    • Subjects:
    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Medals.,
    • Military decorations -- Great Britain.,
    • Military decorations -- Commonwealth countries.,
    • Distinguished Flying Cross (Medal)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementWilliam R. Westlake ; foreword, Sir David T. Young.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS920.45 .W47 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 128 p. :
      Number of Pages128
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1024874M
      ISBN 100964153351
      LC Control Number96096572
      OCLC/WorldCa43916031

      Jerry B Kennedy's Distinguished Flying Cross Citation: Jerry B. Kennedy receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight operations against Japanese held bases in the vicinity of Nansei Shoto. The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant William Marshall Roark (NSN: ), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as pilot in Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE (VA) aboard U.S.S. CORAL SEA (CVA), during operations in the .

        The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement in flight "This honor means that I was doing the right thing that day." said McClead. The DFC is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army of the United States, distinguished himself or herself by valor, heroism, or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. The performance of the act of heroism must be evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty.

        One of the first results that popped up mentioned a Roberta Schilbach Ross who had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, a medal awarded to those who display “heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight.”. Awarded by the secretary of defense for superior meritorious service while in a position of significant responsibility while assigned to a joint activity. LEGION OF MERIT For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service. DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS. For heroism or extraordinary achievement in aerial flight.


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For heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight by William R. Westlake Download PDF EPUB FB2

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This award is not awarded for sustained operational activities and flights. MEDAL DESCRIPTION. The Distinguished Flying Cross. Under the initial Act, along with military aviators and crew, a select group of civilians received the Distinguished Flying Cross for aerial achievement.

Shortly thereafter, Congress modified the medal criteria to focus specifically on actions involving heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight.5/5(13).

The Distinguished Flying Cross is presented for Heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight. RELATED STORIES May 9. The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) is our nation’s highest award for extraordinary aerial achievement. As a valor decoration, it ranks fourth in order of precedence, and is awarded to recipients for heroism while participating in an aerial flight.

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military and civilian personnel for single acts of heroism or meritorious achievement while participating in aerial missions. The medal signifies an Airman's commitment to duty and professionalism. Night Stalkers awarded for heroism. awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, was presented to: Capt.

Michael Hilquest -- Chief Warrant Officer 5. The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight.

History: It was awarded first to Captain Charles A. Lindbergh, of the U.S. Army Corps Reserve, for his solo flight of 3, miles across the Atlantic ina feat which electrified the world and made Lindy one of America's most popular heroes.

The DFC is awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight. Parvin is a 75th Fighter Squadron AC Thunderbolt II pilot.

(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan). Distinguished Flying Cross - Awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, distinguishes himself or herself by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight.

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Fourth highest combat decoration of the USAF. Over 2, USAF Academy graduates were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in the Vietnam War.

Distinguished Flying Cross definition: 1. a U.S. military decoration awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight 2. a British Royal Air Force decoration awarded for gallantry while flying in combat.

The DFC is awarded to any officer or enlisted person of the Armed Forces of the United States who distinguished her or himself in actual combat in support of operations by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight. "This was not an easy situation for Major Parvin," Polumbo said during the ceremony.

The Distinguished Flying Cross, established by Act of Congress on 6 Julyis awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces who distinguished himself or herself by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. An act of heroism must be evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty.

A citation for that award notes he "distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a C Loadmaster at Khe. Moser was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, a commendation given to aviators for "heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight." The medal was a long time.The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) is awarded for aerial heroism.

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MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL.