John A. Bird

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain John A. Bird for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 23 May 1958. The effectiveness and courage exhibited by Captain Bird in the accomplishment of this mission, under extremely hazardous flight conditions, ably demonstrated his outstanding proficiency and steadfast devotion to duty. In the performance of this special mission of vital significance to the United States, he has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.