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National Aviation Hall of Fame

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    Grave Marker inscription: Roy Knabenshue 1876-1960 America's First Dirigible Pilot St. Louis, Mo. Oct. 24, 1904 Father of Aerial Transportation Built First Passenger Dirigible in US. Au...
  • John Young (1930 - 2018)
    ) John Watts Young (September 24, 1930 – January 5, 2018) was an American astronaut, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer. He became the ninth person to walk on the Moon a...
  • Vice Admiral John T. Hayward (1908 - 1999)
    Vice Admiral Hayward of Newport served 70 years in the U.S. Navy before retiring in 1995. As a World War II naval aviator, he helped develop one of the two atomic bombs that was dropped on Japan in the...
  • Daniel J. Haughton (1911 - 1987)
    Daniel J. Haughton, retired chairman of the board of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, began his career with the aerospace firm in 1939 as a systems analyst. Twenty-eight years later, he was ejected to ...
  • Warren G. Grimes (1898 - 1975)
    Warren G. Grimes (1898–1975) was Urbana, Ohio's most prominent entrepreneur, inventor and is known as the "Father of the Aircraft Lighting Industry". Career Warren G. Grimes was born in rural Mon...

National Aviation Hall of Fame

The National Aviation Hall of Fame was founded in 1962 as an Ohio non-profit corporation in Dayton, Ohio, the home of the Wright Brothers and the “birthplace of aviation.” The five founders of this organization were James W. Jacobs, Gregory C. Karas, John A. Lombard, Larry E. O’Neil, and Gerald E. Weller.

On July 14, 1964 the National Aviation Hall of Fame was chartered nationally by an act of the U. S. 88th Congress, public law 88-372 signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The organization continues today as a public foundation reporting annually to Congress. The primary support for this foundation comes from private, tax-deductible membership dues and contributions from individuals and organizations.

The National Aviation Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring individuals who have uniquely contributed to America’s rich legacy of aviation achievement—achievement generated by American ingenuity and individual acts of great vision, persistence, skill and courage.

Since 1962 the National Aviation Hall of Fame has inducted over 200 of the nation’s premier air and space pioneers into the organization. The names are virtual who’s who in the world of aviation including the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh and astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and others.

The purpose of the National Aviation Hall of Fame is to preserve and memorialize the outstanding accomplishments of enshrinees. The goal is to create a distinctive national aviation education resource that will inspire others to appreciate and honor this nation’s extraordinary aviation legacy and the men and women who created it.

List of of enshrinees

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Aviation_Hall_of_Fame (from wikipedia)

http://nationalaviation.org/enshrinees/ (from website)

Website link

http://nationalaviation.org/