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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 [[LEFT-MARGIN]] 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. [[/LEFT-MARGIN]] 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 Attach: JWJ:bj DEDICATED TO HONORING AVIATION'S OUTSTANDING PIONEERS [[RIGHT-MARGIN]] 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 [[/RIGHT-MARGIN]]
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