... He joined the Royal Air Force College Cranwell in January 1939 and was granted a permanent commission as a pilot officer on 30 April 1940 ... near the Dutch coast he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for this on 30 May 1941 ... Awarded the Air Force Cross on 1 January 1943, he attended the Low Attack Instructor's School at RAF Milfield in early 1943 ...
... The Air Force Cross (AFC) was awarded to officers for bravery not in the face of the enemy in the air ... Group Captain Geoffrey Dennis Simpson, Royal Air Force Officer Commanding, No ... Riyadh Wing Commander Jerome Connolly, Royal Air Force Officer Commanding, No ...
... TSgt John Chapman posthumously received the Air Force Cross for his actions during the Battle of Takur Ghar in 2001 ... SSgt Zachary Rhyner was the first living recipient of the Air Force Cross in the Global War on Terror ... He was awarded the Air Force Cross for his actions during the Battle of Shok Valley on 6 April 2008 in Afghanistan ...
... The 1st Special Operations Squadron was originally constituted as the 1st Air Commando Squadron, Composite (1st ACS), and activated on 17 June 1963 under Pacific Air Forces ... It organized on 8 July 1963 at Bien Hoa Air Base, South Vietnam, and was assigned to the 34th Tactical Group ... Relocating to Pleiku Air Base, South Vietnam, it was reassigned to the 2nd Air Division on 18 February 1966, and reassigned again to the 14th Air Commando Wing on 8 March 1966 ...
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