David P. Enloe

Captain David P. Enloe is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a B-52D Electronic Warfare Officer, 307th Strategic Wing, U-Tapao Airfield, Thailand, on 19 March 1971. On that date, Captain Enloe’s aircraft was engaged in an attack on an important enemy troop concentration and supply area in southeastern Laos. With only seconds remaining before bomb release, Captain Enloe detected a strong hostile surface-to-air missile radar signal, followed almost immediately by a guidance signal indicating a missile launch was in progress. He immediately applied electronic countermeasures and directed evasive maneuvers during the attack. His timely actions enabled the crew to successfuly evade six surface-to-air missiles and withdraw from the threat area. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Enloe reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.