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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.

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This object is on display in Early Flight at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Early Flight
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons Physical Description United States Distinguished Flying Cross; Obverse: bronze four bladed propeller depicted with square sunburst; Reverse: inscribed text "GLENN CURTISS"; blue silk ribbon with vertical red center stripe with two white stripes, two vertical white edge stripes. Dimensions 3-D: 4.4 x 1.3 x 9cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.)
Materials Medal - Bronze
Ribbon - Silk
Inventory Number A19730619000 Credit Line Bequest of the Estate of Glenn H. Curtiss Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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