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Air Force
Recipients Of The
Distinguished Service Cross

(This listing is as complete as we are able to provide from numerous resources, however it is possible that a few recipients may not be listed.  You can verify if someone received the Distinguished Service Cross from this list, but absence of a name should NOT be construed to definitively negate a veteran's claim to this award.)

6,309 Awards

A total of 6,309 Awards of the Distinguished Service Cross were awarded to 6,185 individuals for heroism during World War I, more than were awarded in any other period or conflict. They are divided as follows:

5,429 U.S. Army
319 U.S. Army Air Service
43 U.S. Navy
357 U.S. Marine Corps
7 U.S. Civilians

Allied Foreign Recipients

9 Australian Army
12 British Army
114 French Army
18 French Air Service

To make searching the Detailed Alphabetical and Detailed Chronological listings easier, we have divided the 5,429 Army Awards into the following Categories:

AIR
Air Service
ARM
Armor - Tank Corps
ARTY
Artillery
CHAP
Chaplains
CIV
U.S. Civilians
ENGR
Engineers
FOR
Foreign Awards
INF
Infantry
INF-MG
Machine Gun Infantry
MED
Medical
Misc-CC
Chemical Corps
Misc-CK
Cooks
Misc-CS
Command & Staff
Misc-MP
Military Police
Misc-ST
Supply & Trans.
SIG
Signal Corps
USMC
Marine Corps
USN
Navy

A list of links below will take you to Chronological or Alphabetical listings of all recipients. If you are searching for a particular name and are unsure in which category we have placed him or her, consult the ALPHABETICAL INDEX of all recipients. There you will find each name listed with the abbreviation for the category in which they are listed. 

 

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