Distinguished Flying Cross


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Distinguished Flying Cross

n. Abbr. DFC
1. A US military decoration awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement in aerial combat.
2. A British military decoration awarded to officers of the Royal Air Force for extraordinary achievement.

Distin′guished Fly′ing Cross`


n.
1. a U.S. military decoration awarded for heroic or extraordinary achievement while on aerial duty.
2. a British military decoration awarded for similar achievement while in flying operations against an enemy. Abbr.: D.F.C.
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Noun1.Distinguished Flying Cross - a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flightDistinguished Flying Cross - a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
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