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Distinguished Flying Cross Recipients

Updated October 13, 2018 129.0k views61 items

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. 

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    Adrian Cole

    Adrian Cole

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    Alan Smith

    Alan Smith

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    Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor
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    Bernard W. Rogers
    Bernard William Rogers (July 16, 1921 – October 27, 2008) was a United States Army general who... more on Wikipedia
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    Billy Bishop
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    Brian Lane

    Brian Lane

    Squadron Leader Brian "Sandy" Lane DFC, was a British Battle of Britain fighter pilot and... more on Wikipedia
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    Bud Day
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    Buzz Aldrin
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    Charles Lindbergh
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    Wilbur Wright
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    Amelia Earhart
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    Gene Roddenberry

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    Christopher Quintin Brand

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    Orville Wright

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    Clive Caldwell

    Clive Caldwell

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    David H. Hackworth
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    Douglas Bader
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    Dan Rowan
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    Earl E. Anderson
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    Forrest S. Petersen
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    Geoffrey Allard

    Geoffrey Allard

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