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  • Description of the Distinguished Flying Cross including award criteria and image for referencing.



    Details of the Distinguished Flying Cross service medal of the United States military.





    Picture of the Distinguished Flying Cross medal

    Picture of the Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon


    Date Authorized: July 2nd, 1936

    Ribbon Colors: gold; blue (67118); red (67111); white (67101)


    Description (Ribbon):

    1-3/8 inches in width; blue-white-blue-white-red-white-blue-white-blue color pattern from left to right.


    Description (Medal):

    Bronze cross with superimposed rounded propeller; jagged edge 1-inch square forms backing of cross and features five rays to each quadrant; backfacing of medal is smooth and featureless.


    Award Criteria:

    Awarded to persons achieving extraordinary feats or heroism in aerial flight.