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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