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Distinguished Flying Cross Recipients

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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. List features Bernard W. Rogers, Bud Day and more notable US airmen.
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    Adrian Cole

    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 ...more

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    Alan Smith

    Sir Alan Smith, CBE, DFC*, was a British World War II Royal Air Force Supermarine Spitfire fighter ace and businessman.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 for ...more

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    Bernard W. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Distinguished Flying Cross Recipients
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    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 ...more

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    Billy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Distinguished Flying Cross Recipients
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    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 ...more

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    John Randall Daniel "Bob" Braham DSO & Two Bars, DFC & Two Bars, AFC, CD was a Royal Air Force night fighter pilot and fighter ace during the Second World War. Braham was born in April 1920. Upon leaving school as a teenager he worked for his local constabulary as a clerk. Bored with civil life, Braham ...more

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    Branse Burbridge

    Wing Commander Bransome Arthur "Branse" Burbridge DSO* DFC* is a former Royal Air Force night fighter pilot and night fighter ace—a pilot credited with at least five enemy aircraft destroyed—who holds the Allied record of 21 aerial victories achieved at night during the Second World War. Burbridge is ...more

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    Brian Lane

    Brian Lane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Distinguished Flying Cross Recipients
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    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 ...more

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