List of most famous Distinguished Flying Cross recipients since its inception. Photos are included for almost every Distinguished Flying Cross medal winner. Recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross in every year are listed here alphabetically, but you can sort this Distinguished Flying Cross list by any column. Here are also notable Bronze Star Medal recipients as well as famous Purple Heart winners.
List features Bernard W. Rogers, Bud Day, and more notable US airmen. Featuring civilian DFC winners, WWII winners, and more, this list has it all.
Air Vice Marshal Adrian Lindley Trevor Cole, CBE, DSO, MC, DFC was a senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force. Joining the army at the outbreak of World War I, he transferred to the Australian Flying Corps in 1916 and flew with No. 1 Squadron in the Middle East and No. 2 Squadron on the ...moresee more on Adrian Cole
Sir Alan Smith, CBE, DFC*, was a British World War II Royal Air Force Supermarine Spitfire fighter ace and businessman. ...moresee more on Alan Smith
Clark Gable was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". Gable began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for MGM in 1931. The next ...more
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Captain Andrew Frederick Weatherby Beauchamp-Proctor, VC, DSO, MC and bar, DFC was a South African recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was South Africa's leading ace ...moresee more on Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor
Bernard William Rogers was a United States Army general who served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and later as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and Commander in Chief, United States European Command. Besides the Distinguished Service Cross, his decorations included the Defense ...moresee more on Bernard W. Rogers
Air Marshal William Avery "Billy" Bishop, VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED, LL.D. was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 72 victories, making him the top Canadian ace of the war. During the Second World War, Bishop was instrumental in setting up and promoting the British ...moresee more on Billy Bishop
Squadron Leader Brian "Sandy" Lane DFC, was a British Battle of Britain fighter pilot and author. Born in Pannal, Harrogate, England, Lane grew up in Pinner before entering the RAF in 1936. He was the son of Henry Fitzgerald William Lane and Bessie Elinor Lane. After leaving school, Lane worked as a ...moresee more on Brian Lane
George Everett "Bud" Day was a United States Air Force colonel and pilot who served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, including five years and seven months as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. Day was a recipient of the Medal of Honor and the Air Force Cross. As of 2013, he ...moresee more on Bud Day