Norman W. Flinn, Jr.

#1) The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant Norman W. Flinn, Jr., for heroism while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Scout Bomber Plane in Marine Scout Bomber Squadron Two Hundred Thirty-six in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Philippine Islands area from 28 February to 5 March 1945. Completing his twentieth combat mission during this period Second Lieutenant Flinn contributed materially to the success of his squadron in the infliction of damage on the enemy. His courage, skill and devotion to duty under hostile fire were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

#2) The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Norman W. Flinn, Jr., for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Scout Bomber Plane in Marine Scout Bomber Squadron Two Hundred Thirty-six in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Philippine Islands area from 3 to 11 April 1945. Completing his fortieth combat mission during this period First Lieutenant Flinn contributed materially to the success of his squadron in the infliction of damage on the enemy. His courage, skill and devotion to duty under hostile fire were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

#3) The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Norman W. Flinn, Jr., for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Scout Bomber Plane in Marine Scout Bomber Squadron Two Hundred Thirty-six in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Philippine Islands area from 18 to 31 May 1945. Completing his sixtieth combat mission during this period First Lieutenant Flinn contributed materially to the success of his squadron in the infliction of damage on the enemy. His skill, fighting spirit and devotion to duty under hostile fire were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

#4) The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Norman W. Flinn, Jr., for heroism and extraordinary achievement as Pilot of a Plane in Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron Five Hundred Thirteen during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 4 May 1952. Conducting a night intruder mission over enemy main supply routes, Captain Flinn sighted a hostile truck convoy proceeding through mountainous terrain and, requesting illumination from an accompanying aircraft, immediately initiated a series of daring low-level bombing and strafing attacks, succeeding in destroying four of the enemy vehicles and four nearby buildings. By his expert airmanship, courageous initiative and unswerving devotion to duty, Captain Flinn contributed materially to the success of his unit in inflicting heavy damage on the enemy’s supply line and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.