Chester V. Falkowski

Falkowski, Chester V., Flight Officer, India China Division, Air Transport Command, Army Air Forces is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 22 September 1943 for extraordinary achievement by participating in more than six hundred (600) hours of operational flight in transport aircraft over the dangerous and difficult Assam-China air routes, where enemy interception and attack was probable and expected. Flying at night as well as by day, at high altitudes over impassable, mountainous terrain through areas characterized by extremely treacherous weather conditions necessitating long periods of operation on instruments, often encountering severe icing conditions and mechanical difficulties requiring courageous and superior performance of their respective duties to overcome, they accomplished their missions with distinction. Their heroic achievement in the face of the hazards and difficulties faced regularly and continuously with steadfast devotion to duty, reflects much credit on themselves and the Army Air Forces of the United States.