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Meaning of Distinguished Flying Cross

Distin'guished Fly'ing Cross"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a decoration awarded for heroic or extraordinary achievement while on aerial duty.
  2. a decoration awarded for similar achievement while in flying operations against an enemy. Abbr.: D.F.C.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.