- Harold R. Austin
The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Harold R. Austin for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight under exceptional conditions. Major Austin has distinguished himself in the accomplishment of missions of greatest importance to the United States Air Force during the period 1953 and 1954. Through effective leadership and personal heroism under extremely hazardous flight conditions, he has demonstrated outstanding proficiency and steadfast devotion to duty. In the performance of these special missions of vital significance to the United States, Major Austin has reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.