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NOW CHARTERED AS THE * AVIATION HALL OF FAME * BY ACT OF CONGRESS NATIONAL AVIATION HALL OF FAME, INC. BILTMORE HOTEL, DAYTON, OHIO 45402 Board of Trustees Chairman of the Board Eugene W. Kettering Charles F. Kettering Foundation Officers President-James W. Jacobs Frigidaire Div., General Motors Corp. 1st Vice Pres.-Gerald E. Weller The Standard Register Company 2nd Vice Pres.-Larry E. O'Neil L.E. O'Neil and Associates 3rd Vice Pres.-John A. Lombard J. A. Lombard Company Secretary-Gregory C. Karas Karas and Eilerman, Attorneys Treasurer-Robert Barth The National Bank of Dayton Trustees C.M. "Pat" Barnes Dayton Tire & Rubber Company Donald H. Battin International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. Don L. Crawford Commissioner, City of Dayton John P. Fraim, Jr. L.M. Berry & Company Gerald H. Leland Ledex, Inc. John H. Murphy Dynamic Displays, Inc. Louis F. Polk Bendix Corporation Robert J. Simons Simons Cadillac, Inc. John P. Turner, Jr. General Electric Company Charles W. Whalen, Jr. Senator, State of Ohio Louis Wozar Tait Manufacturing Company Board of Nominations Chairman Major General Robert G. Ruegg Aeronautical Systems Division, USAF Stanley C. Allyn National Cash Register Company J.L. Atwood North American Aviation, Inc. Milton A. Caniff Creator of Steve Canyon Frederick C. Crawford Thompson-Ramo-Wooldridge, Inc. Donald W. Douglas, Sr. Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc. Dr. Charles S. Draper Massachusetts Institute of Technology Courtlandt S. Gross [[margin note]]"check" mark[[/margin note]] Lockheed Aircraft Corporation W. Randolph Lovelace, II, M.D. Air Force Association James S. McDonnell, Jr. McDonnell Aircraft Corporation Fred F. Marshall Cedarville, Ohio Robert W. Martin, Jr. McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., Inc. John B. Montgomery Daystrom, Inc. Mundy I. Peale Republic Aviation Corporation General Edwin W. Rawlings USAF Retired, General Mills, Inc. Major General Alden K. Sibley United States Army Mobility Command Igor I. Sikorsky Sikorsky Aircraft Div. United Aircraft Corp. James H. Straubel Air Force Association Bernard L. Whelan Fairfield, Connecticut General Thomas D. White USAF Retired, Washington D.C. Gill Robb Wilson Ziff-Davis Publishing Company Secretary to Executive Committee & Board of Nominations Norvell Clarkson Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce [[bottom margin]]DEDICATED TO HONORING AVIATION'S OUTSTANDING PIONEERS[[/bottom margin]] December 6, 1965 Mr. Glen A. Knabenshue 5542 Shoup Woodland Hills, California 91364 Dear Mr. Knabenshue: In response to a request from Mrs. Florence J. Kestle, the Aviation Hall of Fame is attempting to arrange for your transportation to Dayton to attend the ceremonies when your father, A. Roy Knabenshue, is enshrined in the Aviation Hall of Fame. [[pencil]]Tickets are confirmed at TWA here[[/pencil]] We are trying to secure transportation for you on TWA Flight #20 leaving Los Angeles at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15 and arriving at Dayton at 6:51 a.m. December 16. Return is planned on December 17 on TWA Flight #319 leaving Dayton at 3:45 p.m. for Chicago and TWA Flight #771 leaving Chicago at 5:00 p.m., arriving at 7:05 p.m. in Los Angeles. You should confirm your intended flight with TWA in Los Angeles. We will mail the ticker to you if we can negotiate its purchase. We are also still attempting to arrange other transportation on military aircraft for you. Please advise me immediately if you plan to attend the ceremonies. If I do not hear from you by December 10th, we will cancel all transportation plans. Sincerely, [[signature]]James W. Jacobs[[/signature]] James W. Jacobs President JWJ:rh Copy to - Mrs. Florence J. Kestle [[pencil]]223 2161 512 837-[[/pencil]] Board of Nominations (Continued) Major General Orvil A. Anderson USAF Retired. Air Force Historical Foundation James W. Austin Northeast Airlines, Inc. Charles E. Beard Braniff Airways, Inc. Mrs. Olive Ann Beech Beech Aircraft Corporation William B. Bergen Martin Company Div., Martin Marietta Corp. Nick Bez West Coast Airlines, Inc. Hal N. Carr North Central Airlines, Inc. Thomas H. Davis Piedmont Airlines Malcolm P. Ferguson The Bendix Corporation Thomas V. Jones Northrop Corporation Keith H. Kahle Central Airlines, Inc. General Curtis E. LeMay Chief of Staff, United States Air Force John H. Magoon, Jr. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. Roy E. Marquardt The Marquardt Corporation J. Gilbert Nettleton, Jr. International Telephone & Telegraph Corp. W.A. Patterson United Air Lines, Inc. Robert W. Prescott The Flying Tiger Line, Inc. Fred H. Rohr Rohr Corporation T. Claude Ryan Ryan Aeronautical Company Robert F. Six Continental Air Lines, Inc. Dwane L. Wallace Cessna Aircraft Company
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