Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Gen. Claire Chennault


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 particular medal was awarded to Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault for his leadership of the Flying Tigers.

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Physical Description

United States Distinguished Flying Cross; Obverse: bronze four bladed propeller overlaid on a four pronged Maltese cross, depicted with square sunburst; blue silk ribbon with vertical red center stripe with two white stripes, two vertical white edge stripes; oak leaf cluster attached at center of ribbon.

Credit Line

Donated by Mrs. Anna Chennault

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Medal: Bronze
  • Ribbon: Silk


3-D: 4.4 x 1.3 x 8.9cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


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