Edward A. Fernandes

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Edward A. Fernandes for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 19 April 1952. Leading a flight of three (3) F-84 type aircraft, Lieutenant Fernandes displayed exceptional airmanship and navigations skill when he led his flight through submarginal weather on an interdiction mission near Sonchon, Korea. Lieutenant Fernandes successfully attacked flak positions leaving the area only after optimum results had been achieved. As a result of this mission, a vital rail line was severed and supplies seriously needed by the enemy were denied him. By his high personal courage and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Fernandes has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Ai r Force.