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[Right side of header] [emblem with wings] NAA National Aeronautics COVERING HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT IN ALL REALMS OF FLIGHT APRIL 1968 [Left side of Header] NEWS REPORT [body] Published by the National Aeronautic Association in the interest of its membership [left column] NAA Gives Awards to WWI Instructors [Photograph] [Caption]: Left to Right: Aero Club of Washington President Irving Roth; Ernest Hall, Civilian Flight Instructor; William Diehl, Civilian Flight Instructor; General Brooke E. Allen, Executive Director, NAA. The National Aeronautic Association paid tribute to the last three living civilian flight instructors of our World War I Air Service. Major General Brooke E. Allen, USAF (Ret.), Executive Director of the NAA, said at the presentation ceremony, "These three gentlemen and the many others they represent, performed a distinct service to our country at a critical time." "When America declared War on Germany in 1917, our army had no combat planes in production and no combat pilots. Using the adroit capabilities of these three men, and others like them, thousands of combat pilots were trained and our air service became a vital factor in our final victory." Allen Bourdon, William Diehl and Ernest Hall have demonstrated their patriotism, devotion to duty, and capability as pilots by performing an outstanding service toward our achievement of victory in World War I. The awards were presented at a luncheon meeting of the Aero Club of Washington, an NAA chapter, and one of the largest and most active in the United States. [Middle column] Collier Award To Hyland-Surveyor Lawrence A. Hyland, representing the Surveyor program team at Hughes Aircraft Company, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and associated organizations that put the eyes and hands of the United States on the moon, has been designated as the recipient of the Robert J. Collier Trophy for significant achievement in aeronautics and astronautics in 1967, it was announced by James F. Nields, President of the National Aeronautic Association. Mr. Hyland is vice president and General Manager of the Hughes Aircraft Company. The Surveyor Program, for which Hyland received the award, boasted the amazing record of five successes out of seven launchings. This included three soft landings on the moon during calendar year 1967. The trophy will be presented on May 7 at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Sponsor of this year's activities is the National Aviation Club working in cooperation with the NAA which administers the award. Reno Race Purse Up The National Championship Air Races will be held again this fall in Reno, Nevada, with total prize money totaling $65,000. Provisional sanctions for the races have been granted by the NAA according to M. J. "Randy" Randleman, Secretary of the NAA Contest and Record Board. Air Race headquarters in Reno also is trying now to complete the arrangements necessary for adding classes in women's pylon racing and possibly balloon races. The races will again be held at the Reno-Stead Airport. [Right Column] Gen. Millikan "In" For Fourth Time [Photograph] [Caption]: Brigadier General Willard W Millikan, Commander, 113th Tactical Fighter Wing, at the controls. Brig. Gen. Willard W. Millikan who represents the Air National Guard on NAA's Board of Directors is "IN" for the fourth time. Born weeks after the end of World War I, General Millikan began his combat career with the RCAF as a sergeant pilot. He was later commissioned in the USAAF and flew on to become a Triple Ace downing fifteen German aircraft with four in one engagement and three in another. Later, with two other prisoners of war, he walked out the prison gate as a "work party" shortly before the end of hostilities in Europe. As a Lt. Col. he was called to active duty during the Korean Conflict and also recalled in 1961 in the wake of the Berlin crisis. Now, as a Brig. Gen., he commands the 113th Tactical Fighter Wing recently recalled to active duty. U.S.P.A Gold Wings Special congratulations are in order for Dick Roberts, Heiner Rotheman and Bill Ottley who were awarded their Gold Wings at the South Florida Winter Invitational Meet. To qualify, a parachutist must have completed 1000 jumps. Ottley needed 80 more when he arrived at the meet but made them all in 4 days and earned the award.
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