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- Second World War (1939-1945)
"Captain Lloyd Allan is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. Showing a high order of courage, leadership and professional skill, this gallant air crew member has distinguished himself throughout many long and hazardous combat missions against the enemy despite severe and adverse weather conditions and enemy opposition by large numbers of fighter aircraft and intense, accurate and heavy anti-aircraft fire. Displaying great combat spirit and aggressiveness, Captain Allan has met, engaged and defeated the enemy regardless of the odds and in spite of the fact that at times his plane was so sevferely damaged that only by extraordinary skill and fortitude was he able to fight his way through to the objective and aid in the grave damage inflicted upon the enemy. By his heroism, skill and airmanship, as shown throughout his combat career, together with his intense devotion to duty, during this period of intense combat operations against the enemy,Captain Allan has upheld the highest traditions of the military service, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States of America."