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ESTABLISHED BY ACT OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

AVIATION HALL OF FAME, INC.
SHERATON-DAYTON HOTEL, DAYTON OHIO 45402

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Officers
Chrm.Bd., Eugene W. Kettering
Pres., James W. Jacobs
1st V.P., Gerald E. Weller
2nd V.P., Larry E. O'Neil
3rd V.P., John A. Lombard
Sec'y., Gregory C. Karas
Treas., Robert J. Barth
Exec. Sec'y-Exec. Comm.,
Norvell Clarkson
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Trustees
C.M. "Pat" Barnes
Dayton Tire & Rubber Company
Robert J. Barth
The National Bank of Dayton
Donald H. Battin
Air Force Museum Foundation
Don L. Crawford
Commissioner, City of Dayton, Ohio
John P. Fraim
L.M. Berry & Company
James W. Jacobs
Frigidaire Div., General Motors Corp.
Gregory C. Karas
Karas and Eilerman, Attorneys
Eugene W. Kettering
Charles F. Kettering Foundation
Gerald H. Leland
Ledex. Inc
John A. Lombard
J.A. Lombard Company
John H. Murphy
Dynamic Displays, Inc.
Larry E. O'Neil
L.E. O'Neil and Associates
Louis F. Polk
(Ret.), Dayton, Ohio
Robert J. Simmons
Simons Cadillac. Inc
John P. Turner, Jr.
General Electric Company
Gerald E. Weller
Dayton, Ohio
Charles W. Whalen, Jr.
Senator, State of Ohio
Louis Wozar
Tait Manufacturing Company

Board of Nominations
William M. Allen
The Boeing Company
Stanley C. Allyn
(Ret.), Dayton, Ohio
J.L. Atwood
North American Aviation, Inc.
James W. Austin
Northeast Airlines. Inc.
Charles E. Beard
(Ret.). Dallas Texas
Mrs. Olive Ann Beech
Beech Aircraft Corporation
E.A. Bellande 
The Garrett Corporation
William B. Bergen
Martin Co. Div., Martin-Marietta Corp.
Nick Bez
West Coast Airlines, Inc.
Alan S. Boyd
U.S. Department of Commerce
Milton A. Caniff
Cartoonist. Creator of Steve Canyon
Hal N. Carr
North Central Airlines, Inc.
Frederick C. Crawford
TRW. Inc. 
Charles L. Davis
Honeywell. Inc.
Thomas H. Davis
Piedmont Airlines
Donald W. Douglas
Douglas Aircraft Company. Inc.
Dr. Charles S. Draper
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sherman M. Fairchild
Fairchild Hiller Corporation
Malcolm P. Ferguson
The Bendin Corporation
James B. Franklin
Airlift International. Inc.
Courtlandt S. Gross
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Leroy R. Grumman
Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. 

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May 23, 1967
Mr. Glenn A. Knabenshue
5547 Shoup Ave
Woodland Hills, California 91364

Dear Mr. Knabenshue:

As I mentioned in my letter of April 7, 1967 to you, I have been working to bring together in a typed rough draft form the history of your father and his outstanding contributions to aviation. As I mentioned, this material will serve as the basis for a chapter on A. Roy Knabenshue in a book I am writing on the aviation pioneers enshrined in the Aviation Hall of Fame. 

When you read this manuscript I am sure that you will recognize that there are many of the interesting and intimate details of your father's life which are missing. However, the manuscript does represent over two years work and the use of over forty different references. This is the reason why I am anxious to see your father's memoirs. I believe that the information which they contain will enable me to do justice to your father's life story. Also, a review of the slides will probably clear up many details.

I would appreciate if you and other members of your family would review the manuscript and indicate any errors which you may find. Please return the corrected manuscript to me as soon as your are finished with it. 

With kindest personal regards, 
Sincerely, 
JamesWJacobs
James W. Jacobs
President

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DEDICATED TO HONORING AVIATION'S OUTSTANDING PIONEERS

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Board of Nominations 
(Continued)

Lloyd W. Hartman
Lake Central Airlines, Inc.
Richard M. Jackson
Seaboard World Airlines, Inc.
E.B. Jeppesen
Jeppesen & Company
Thomas V. Jones
Northrop Corporation
Keith H. Kahle
LTV Aernautics Div., LTV Aerospace Corp
Dan A. Kimball
Aerojet- General Corporation
General Curtis E. LeMay
USAF (Ret.), Networks Electronic Corp. 
Roger Lewis
General Dynamics Corporation 
John H. Magoon, Jr.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.
Roy E. Marquardt
The Marquardt Corporation
Fred F. Marshall 
(Ret.), Dayton, Ohio
Robert W. Martin, Jr.
McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., Inc.
Lewis B. Maytag, Jr. 
National Airlines. Inc. 
Robert McCulloch
Ling-Temco-Vought, Inc.
James S. McDonnell, Jr.
McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
John B. Montgomery
The Marquardt Corporation
J. Gilbert Nettleton, Jr.
International Telephone & Telegraph Corp.
Jack S. Parker
General Electric Company
W. A. Patterson
United Air Lines, Inc.
Mundy I. Peale
(Ret.), New York, New York
Frank N. Piasecki
Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
William T. Piper
Piper Aircraft Corporation
Robert W. Precott
The Flying Tiger Line, Inc.
General Edwin W. Rawlings
USAF (Ret.), General Mills, Inc.
C. J. Reese
Continental Motors Corporation
Fred H. Rohr
Rohr Corporation
T. Claude Ryan
Ryan Aeronautical Company
Major General Robert G. Ruegg
United States Air Force
Major General Alden K. Sibley
United States Army
Igor I. Sikorsky
Sikorsky Aircraft Div., United Aircraft Corp.
Robert F. Six
Continental Air Lines, Inc.
C. R. Smith
American Airlines, Inc.
D. W. Smith
General Precision, Inc.
James H. Straubel
Air Force Association
Charles C. Tillinghast, Jr.
Trans World Airlines, Inc.
H. F. Vickers
Sperry Rand Corporation
Dwane L. Wallace
Cessna Aircraft Company
Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
International Business Machines Corp.
Bernard F. Whelan
(Ret.), Fairfield, Connecticut
General Thomas D. White
USAF (Ret.), Washington, D.C.
Gill Robb Wilson
(Ret.), Claremont, California

Honorary Members
Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle
USAF (Ret.), Redondo Beach, California
Arthur Godfrey
New York, New York
Paul F. Schenck
Dayton, Ohio
James Stewart
Beverly Hills, California
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