Warren F. Farnam

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Warren F. Farnam for outstanding heroism and extraordinary meritorious achievement while flying as Bombardier and Navigator on a combat mission over enemy-held territory in Korea on 11 August 1951. It was necessary to penetrate the most hazardous weather to reach the target area, which was a convoy of trucks near Koksan. This officer directed the aircraft through an almost solid undercast using superb navigational skill in avoiding high mountainous terrain to guide the Pilot on three superlative bomb runs on the target. Lieutenant Farnam then directed the Pilot on fifteen strafing attacks at extremely low altitudes, some while only a few feet above the terrain. Secondary fires and explosions were observed. Twenty-five trucks were destroyed and twenty to thirty more damaged. Only after all the armament had been expended and the optimum results achieved did Lieutenant Farnam direct the Pilot through the cloud cover back to the home base. As a result of this mission, vital supplies and transportation were destroyed, seriously hampering the enemy’s potential. The conduct displayed by Lieutenant Farnam on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.