Joseph J. Foss

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Joseph J. Foss for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights with Marine Fighting Squadron One Twenty One in the Solomon Islands area. During the period October 13 to October 20, 1942, inclusive, Captain Foss shot down six enemy zero fighters and one enemy bomber in aerial combat. His constant aggressiveness, skill and leadership during these engagements were worthy of the highest traditions of the Naval services.