Distinguished Flying Cross

noun

Definition of Distinguished Flying Cross

1 : a British military decoration awarded for acts of gallantry when flying in operations against an enemy
2 : a U.S. military decoration awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight

First Known Use of Distinguished Flying Cross

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Distinguished Flying Cross was in 1918

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“Distinguished Flying Cross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Distinguished%20Flying%20Cross. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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