Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Francis Gary Powers


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

The Distinguished Flying Cross was established by Presidential order on January 28, 1927. The medal is awarded to United States Military personnel for heroism or extraordinary achievement during an aerial flight.

This medal was presented to Francis G. Powers family following his death.

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Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Mrs. Sue Powers


  • Medal: Bronze
  • Ribbon: Silk


3-D: 4.4 x 1.3 x 9.5cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

United States Distinguished Flying Cross; Obverse: bronze four bladed propeller depicted with square sunburst; Reverse: inscribed text "FRANCIS G. POWERS"; blue silk ribbon with vertical red center stripe with two white stripes, two vertical white edge stripes.


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