Distinguished Flying Cross Society
In association with the Distinguished Flying Cross Society, over 200 oral history interviews have been conducted with recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross from WWII to the present.
Internationally known artist, Ruth Mayer, painted a collage representing the Distinguished Flying Cross. The painting was inspired by twenty-six individual oral history accounts. The original hangs in the Air & Space Museum in San Diego, California.
The Distinguished Flying Cross Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation, and publication of the history and traditions of the men and women who served in all Military Services worldwide and who have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross as a result of deeds accomplished during aerial flight.
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Projects for UMBC
- UMBC Founders Oral History Project
- UMBC Center for History Education Workshops on Teaching American History
Maryland Aviation History Centennial of Flight
Oral history interviews, collections surveys and assessments. Sponsored by the Maryland Historical Trust.