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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 [image: older model plane flying just above the ground with person standing on the ground looking up at it] December 28, 1965 Mr. Glen A. Knabenshue 5547 Shoup Avenue Woodland Hills, California 91364 Dear Mr. Knabenshue: I am pleased that you were able to attend the ceremonies when your Father was enshrined in the Aviation Hall of Fame. I trust your visit to Dayton was interesting experience for you and that your first airplane ride was equally exciting. Now that you are more fully aware of the activities of the Aviation Hall of Fame, I am sure you realize that we want to properly doument all of your father's acheivements when the Hall of Fame is completed in Dayton. You and your family can help in this regard by making available on a loan basis, any additional material which is in your possession so we can reproduce it for our files. I am particularly interested in the album which your sister, Mrs. Kestle, mentioned in her letter of October 20, 1965 to me and the unpublished memoirs which your father wrote and which are supposed to be in the possession of your stepmother, Jane Knabenshue. We plan to publish a book covering the achievements of each of the pioneers enshrined in the Aviation Hall of Fame. Thus, you can see why we are interested in as much information on your father as possible. Your help will assure bringing the further recognition to your father which he so richly deserves. With kindest regards, Sincerely, James Jacobs James W. Jacobs President JWJ:rh P.S. I though you would like to have the enclosed set of commemorative prints of the twenty pioneers now enshrined in the Aviation Hall of Fame. J.W.J. DEDICATED TO HONORING AVIATON'S OUTSTANDING PIONEERS 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 & 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 Courtland S. Gross 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 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 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 Aire Lines, Inc. Dwane L. Wallace Cessna Aircraft Company