1st Lt. Charles W. Vyhnanek Receives the Distinguished Flying Cross

August 1945Photograph

The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) was presented to Lt. Vyhnanek for his role on a bombing mission of Yokahama when his B-29 was hit with anti-aircraft fire, knocking out two of the airplane’s four engines. Despite the damage, the crew executed their bombing run before making an emergency landing in Iwo Jima.

Charles W. Vann (Vyhnanek) Collection

Lt Vyhnanek receiving the Distinquished Flying Cross medal