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Theron E. Smith


Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Theron E. Smith, United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement while participating in more than one hundred hours of aerial flight while serving with the First Combat Cargo Group, in action over territory in Burma and China where exposure to enemy fire was probable and expected During World War II. Flying unarmed transport aircraft through instrument weather, over hazardous terrain, these pilots and crew members brought supplies, equipment, and reinforcements to the forward areas. Their devotion to duty and degree of efficiency, reflect great credit on themselves and the Army Air Forces of the United States.

General Orders: Citation Courtesy of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society -

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army Air Forces