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Roberto Esnault-Pelterie MP (1881 - 1957)

Robert Albert Charles Esnault-Pelterie (November 8, 1881 – December 6, 1957) was a pioneering French aircraft designer and spaceflight theorist. He is referred to as being one of the founders of mode...

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William J. Knight MP (1929 - 2004)

"Pete"

\William John "Pete" Knight (November 18, 1929 – May 7, 2004), (Col, USAF), was an American aeronautical engineer, politician, Vietnam War combat pilot, test pilot, and astronaut in the X-20 Dyna-Soa...

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Paul MacCready MP (1925 - 2007)

Paul B. MacCready, Jr. (September 29, 1925 - August 28, 2007) was an American aeronautical engineer. He was the founder of AeroVironment and the designer of the human-powered aircraft that won the fi...

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Clarence Chamberlin MP (1893 - 1976)

Clarence Duncan Chamberlin (November 11, 1893 – October 30/31, 1976) was an American pioneer of aviation, being the second man to pilot a fixed-wing aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, from New York ...

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Collett Everman Woolman MP (1889 - 1966)

Woolman was famous for his tough-minded leadership and strong personal loyalties to his employees. As his business grew Woolman was genuinely upset that he no longer was able to know each employee by...

10/17/2013 10/17/2013

Thornton "T. A." Wilson MP (1921 - 1999)

"T Wilson"

Thornton “T.A.” Wilson Entrepreneur/Engineer Enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1983 After World War II, he became senior group aerodynamics engineer on the B-47 and later he ...

3/29/2012 10/17/2013

Noel Wien MP (1899 - 1977)

Noel Wien (June 8, 1899 – July 19, 1977) was an American pioneer aviator. He was the founder of Wien Air Alaska, Alaska's first airline. Biography Born in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin, Wien learned ...

5/8/2008 10/17/2013

Richard Travis Whitcomb MP (1921 - 2009)

Richard T. Whitcomb (February 21, 1921 – October 13, 2009) was an American aeronautical engineer noted for his significant contributions to the science of aerodynamics. Whitcomb was born in Evans...

10/17/2013 10/17/2013

Edward Curtis Wells MP (1910 - 1986)

Edward Curtis Wells (August 26, 1910 – July 1, 1986) was senior vice president and served on the board of directors of Boeing Company. He designed the Boeing 747. He was known as the "elder statesm...

10/17/2013 10/17/2013

Leigh Wade MP (1897 - 1991)

Leigh Wade was born in Cassopolis, Michigan in 1896 and graduated from high school there in 1915. He enlisted in the National Guard in June 1916, and a year later became an aviation cadet in Decemb...

10/17/2013 10/17/2013

Roscoe Turner MP (1895 - 1970)

Roscoe Turner b. 29 Sep 1895, Gift, Alcorn Co., MS, m. (1) 29 Sep 1924, Carline Stovall, m. (2) 18 Dec 1946, Margaret M. Miller. Roscoe died 1970. He was a world air speed racer in 1929. The airpor...

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Charles Edward Taylor (May 24, 1868 – January 30, 1956) was an American inventor, mechanic and machinist. He built the first aircraft engine used by the Wright brothers and was a vital contributor ...

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Lloyd Carlton Stearman MP (1898 - 1975)

Lloyd Carlton Stearman (October 26, 1898 – April 3, 1975) was an American aviator and aircraft designer. Biography Stearman was born in Wellsville, Kansas. From 1917 – 1918, he attended Kansas St...

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John Paul Stapp, M.D., Ph.D., Colonel, USAF (Ret.) (11 July 1910 Bahia, Brazil –13 November 1999 Alamogordo, USA) was a career U.S. Air Force officer, USAF flight surgeon and pioneer in studying th...

7/26/2008 10/16/2013

Cyrus Rowlett Smith (September 9, 1899 – April 4, 1990), known throughout his life as C. R. Smith, was the CEO of American Airlines from 1934 to 1968 and from 1973 to 1974. He was also United States ...

3/8/2012 10/16/2013

Deke Slayton MP (1924 - 1993)

Donald Kent Slayton (March 1, 1924 – June 13, 1993), better known as Deke Slayton, was an American World War II pilot, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and a NASA administrator. ...

10/16/2013 10/16/2013

General Bernard Adolph Schriever MP (1910 - 2005)

"Bennie Schriever"

General Bernard Adolph Schriever (September 14, 1910 – June 20, 2005), also known as Bennie Schriever, was a United States Air Force general. He was born in Bremen, Germany, and after immigrating t...

3/28/2007 10/16/2013

T. Claude Ryan MP (1898 - 1982)

Tubal Claude Ryan (January 3, 1898 – September 11, 1982) was an Irish-American aviator born in Parsons, Kansas. Ryan was best known for founding several airlines and aviation factories. Early yea...

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Jack Ridley MP (1915 - 1957)

) Colonel Jackie Lynwood "Jack" Ridley (June 16, 1915 – March 12, 1957) was an aeronautical engineer, USAF test pilot and chief of the air force's Flight Test Engineering Laboratory. He helped deve...

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Frederick Brant Rentschler MP (1887 - 1956)

""Horsepower""

Frederick Brant Rentschle r (November 8, 1887 – April 25, 1956) was an American aircraft engine designer, aviation engineer, and industrialist. A talented inventor of aviation equipment, Rentschler fou...

11/16/2011 10/16/2013

Robert Campbell Reeve MP (1902 - 1980)

""Bob""

Robert Campbell "Bob" Reeve (March 27, 1902 – August 25, 1980) was the founder of Reeve Aleutian Airways. Childhood Bob Reeve was born in Waunakee, Wisconsin on March 27, 1902. He was one of tw...

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Albert Cushing "Putty" Read MP (1887 - 1967)

Albert Cushing "Putty" Read (March 29, 1887 - October 10, 1967) was an aviator and Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. Biography Read was born in Lyme, New Hampshire into a Boston Brahm...

4/5/2012 10/16/2013

Harriet Quimby MP (1875 - 1912)

Harriet Quimby (May 11, 1875 – July 1, 1912) was an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. In 1911, she was awarded a U.S. pilot's certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the ...

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Elwood Richard "Pete" Quesada, CB, CBE (April 13, 1904 – February 9, 1993) was a United States Air Force General, FAA administrator, and, later, a club owner in Major League Baseball. Early y...

3/9/2012 10/16/2013

Harold Frederick Pitcairn MP (1897 - 1960)

"Harold Frederick /Pitcairn/"

Harold F. Pitcairn (1897–1960) was an American aviation inventor and pioneer. He played a key role in the development of the autogyro and founded the Autogiro Company of America. He patented a number...

6/27/2009 10/16/2013

William Thomas Piper, Sr. MP (1881 - 1970)

William Thomas Piper Sr. (January 8, 1881, Knapps Creek, New York U.S. - January 15, 1970, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania) was an American airplane manufacturer, and founder, eponym, and 1st president of P...

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Clyde Edward Pangborn MP (1894 - 1958)

"Upside-Down Pangborn"

Clyde Edward Pangborn (October 28, 1895 – March 29, 1958) also known as "Upside-Down Pangborn" was an American aviator who performed aerial stunts during the 1920s. Along with his co-pilot, Hugh He...

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Ruth Rowland Nichols MP (1901 - 1960)

Ruth Rowland Nichols (February 23, 1901 – September 25, 1960) was an aviation pioneer. She was the only woman yet to hold simultaneous world records for speed, altitude, and distance for a female pil...

10/15/2013 10/15/2013

Sanford Alexander Moss MP (1872 - 1946)

Sanford Alexander Moss (August 23, 1872 – November 10, 1946) was an American aviation engineer, who was the first to use a turbocharger on an aircraft engine. Life and career He was born 1872 i...

5/21/2012 10/15/2013

Admiral Thomas H. Moorer MP (1912 - 2004)

Thomas Hinman Moorer (February 9, 1912 – February 5, 2004) was an admiral and naval aviator in the United States Navy who served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1967 to 1970, and as the Chairman ...

10/15/2013 10/15/2013

John Joseph Montgomery MP (1858 - 1911)

John Joseph Montgomery (February 15, 1858 – October 31, 1911) was an American aviation pioneer, inventor, and professor at Santa Clara College in Santa Clara, California. Chronology In 1884 Montg...

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William Moffett Encyclopedia of World Biography | 2004 | COPYRIGHT 2004 The Gale Group Inc. (Hide copyright information) Copyright William Moffett Considered by many to be the architect of United S...

4/11/2008 10/15/2013

Admiral Marc Mitscher MP (1887 - 1947)

Admiral Marc Andrew "Pete" Mitscher (January 26, 1887 – February 3, 1947) was a pioneer in naval aviation who became an admiral in the United States Navy, and served as commander of the Fast Carr...

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Thomas Buchanan McGuire Jr. (August 1, 1920–January 7, 1945) was one of the most decorated American combat pilots of World War II. He was the second highest scoring American ace of the war and was aw...

12/3/2012 10/15/2013

David McCampbell MP (1910 - 1996)

Captain David McCampbell (January 16, 1910 – June 30, 1996) was an American naval aviator, who became the US Navy’s all-time leading ace with 34 aerial victories during World War II. The third-high...

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John A. Macready MP (1887 - 1979)

John Arthur Macready (October 14, 1887 – September 15, 1979) was an American test pilot and aviator. He was the only three-time recipient of the Mackay Trophy, receiving the trophy three consecutive ...

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Paul B. MacCready MP (1925 - 2007)

Paul B. MacCready, Jr. (September 25, 1925 - August 28, 2007) was an American aeronautical engineer. He was the founder of AeroVironment and the designer of the human-powered aircraft that won the Kr...

9/7/2012 10/15/2013

Frank Luke, Jr. MP (1897 - 1918)

Frank Luke Jr. (May 19, 1897 – September 29, 1918) was an American fighter ace, ranking second among U.S. Army Air Service pilots after Captain Eddie Rickenbacker in number of aerial victories duri...

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Raoul Lufbery MP (1885 - 1918)

Gervais Raoul Lufbery March 14, 1885 – May 19, 1918 was a French-American fighter pilot and flying ace in World War I. Because he served in both French aviation, and later the United States Army Air ...

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Grover Cleveland Loening MP (1888 - 1976)

Grover Cleveland Loening (September 12, 1888 – February 29, 1976) was an American aircraft manufacturer. Biography Loening was born in Bremen, German Empire, on September 12, 1888 while his Ame...

2/4/2009 10/15/2013

Allan Haines Lockheed MP (1889 - 1969)

Allan Haines Loughead (January 20, 1889 – May 26, 1969), later changed to Allan Haines Lockheed, was an American aviation pioneer and engineer. He formed the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company along with h...

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Edwin Albert Link MP (1904 - 1981)

Edwin Albert Link (July 26, 1904 – September 7, 1981) was a pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology, and submersibles. He is best known for inventing the flight simulator, commercialized in 1929,...

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Anthony “Tony” LeVier MP (1913 - 1998)

Anthony W. "Tony" LeVier (February 14, 1913 – February 6, 1998) was an air racer and test pilot for the Lockheed Corporation from the 1940s to the 1970s. Early life Born Anthony Puck in Duluth, M...

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Frank Purdy Lahm (November 17, 1877 – July 7, 1963) was an American aviation pioneer, the "nation's first military aviator", and a general officer in the United States Army Air Corps and Army Air F...

10/14/2013 10/14/2013

A. Roy Knabenshue MP (1876 - 1960)

"Roy"

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...

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Iven Carl Kincheloe, Jr. MP (1928 - 1958)

. Iven Carl "Kinch" Kincheloe, Jr. (July 2, 1928[2] – July 26, 1958) was an American test pilot, recipient of the Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross, and an ace in the Korean War. Early lif...

10/14/2013 10/14/2013

Charles Franklin Kettering MP (1876 - 1958)

Charles Franklin Kettering August 29, 1876 Loudonville, Ohio-November 25, 1958 Dayton, Ohio Parents: Jacob Kettering b.1841 and Martha Hunter b. June 1845 Wife: Olive Williams Son: Eugene William...

9/29/2013 10/14/2013

General George C. Kenney MP (1889 - 1977)

George Churchill Kenney (August 6, 1889 – August 9, 1977) was a United States Army Air Forces general during World War II. He was commander of the Allied air forces in the Southwest Pacific Area ...

2/18/2012 10/14/2013

Alvin “Tex” Johnston MP (1914 - 1998)

Alvin M. "Tex" Johnston (August 18, 1914 – October 29, 1998) was a jet-age test pilot for Bell Aircraft and the Boeing Company. Early years Johnston was born August 18, 1914, in Admire, Kansas, t...

2/5/2009 10/14/2013

Evelyn Bryan Johnson MP (1909 - 2012)

Evelyn Stone Bryan Johnson (November 4, 1909 – May 10, 2012), nicknamed “Mama Bird”, was the female pilot with the most number of flying hours in the world. She was a colonel in the Civil Air Patrol ...

10/14/2013 10/14/2013

Clarence L "Kelly" Johnson MP (1910 - 1990)

"Kelly"

) Clarence Leonard "Kelly" Johnson (February 27, 1910 – December 21, 1990) was an American system engineer and aeronautical innovator. He earned renown for his contributions to many noteworthy aircra...

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David Lee "Tex" Hill MP (1915 - 2007)

David Lee "Tex" Hill (July 13, 1915 – October 11, 2007) was a fighter pilot and flying ace in World War II, with later service in Korea. Early life He was born in Kwangju, Korea, the son of Presb...

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Albert Francis Hegenberger MP (1895 - 1983)

Albert Francis Hegenberger (September 30, 1895 – August 31, 1983) was a Major General in the United States Air Force and a pioneering aviator who set a flight distance record with Lester J. Maitland,...

10/14/2013 10/14/2013

Daniel J. Haughton MP (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 ...

10/13/2013 10/13/2013

Warren G. Grimes MP (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...

10/13/2013 10/13/2013

Robert Ellsworth Gross MP (1897 - 1961)

) Robert Ellsworth Gross (May 11, 1897 – September 3, 1961) was an American businessman involved in the field of aviation. His first venture, the Viking Flying Boat Company, failed with the loss of t...

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George William Goddard MP (1889 - 1987)

George William Goddard (June 15, 1889 – September 20, 1987) was a United States Air Force Brigadier General, and a pioneer in aerial photography. Early life George William Goddard was born in Lon...

10/13/2013 10/13/2013

Robert R. Gilruth MP (1913 - 2000)

Robert Rowe Gilruth (October 8, 1913–August 17, 2000) was an American aviation and space pioneer. He is noted for being the first director of NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center, later renamed the Lyndon...

10/13/2013 10/13/2013

Jack Frye MP (1904 - 1959)

Aviation pioneer Jack Frye, who with Paul E. Richter and Walter A. Hamilton, built TWA into a world class airline during his tenure as chairman from 1934-1947. He was born on March 18, 1904 in Sweetw...

6/20/2012 10/13/2013

Betty Skelton Frankman MP (1926 - 2011)

Betty Skelton Erde (June 28, 1926 – August 31, 2011) was a land speed record holder and aerobatics pilot who set 17 aviation and automobile records. She was known as The First Lady of Firsts, and hel...

10/13/2013 10/13/2013

Reuben H. Fleet MP (1887 - 1975)

Reuben Hollis is a very prosperous civil engineer & property owner 1902-1905 - Attends Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana, which his uncle, Col. Alexander Frederick Fleet founded after servin...

2/16/2012 10/13/2013

Frank Kendall Everest, Jr. MP (1920 - 2004)

. Brigadier General Frank Kendall "Pete" Everest Jr. (August 9, 1920 – October 1, 2004) was a U.S. Air Force officer who is best remembered as an aeroengineer and test pilot during the 1950s. Early...

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Eugene Burton Ely MP (1886 - 1911)

Eugene Burton Ely (October 21, 1886 – October 19, 1911) was an aviation pioneer, credited with the first shipboard aircraft take off and landing. Background Ely was born in Williamsburg, Iowa and...

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Theodore Gordon Ellyson, USN (27 February 1885 - 27 February 1928), nicknamed "Spuds", was the first United States Navy officer designated as an aviator ("Naval Aviator No. 1"). Ellyson served in the...

7/12/2011 10/13/2013

Carl Ben Eielson MP (1897 - 1929)

""Ben""

Carl Benjamin "Ben" Eielson (1897–1929) was an aviator, bush pilot and explorer. Background He was born in Hatton, North Dakota in 1897 to Norwegian immigrants. His interest in aviation went back...

11/30/2011 10/13/2013

Charles Stark Draper MP (1901 - 1987)

Charles Stark "Doc" Draper (October 2, 1901 – July 25, 1987) was an American scientist and engineer, known as the "father of inertial navigation". He was the founder and director of the Massachusetts...

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Alexander P. de Seversky MP (1894 - 1974)

Alexander Nikolaievich Prokofiev de Seversky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Проко́фьев-Се́верский) (June 7, 1894 – August 24, 1974) was a Russian–American aviation pioneer, inventor, and influentia...

10/13/2013 10/13/2013

Herbert Arthur "Bert" Dargue MP (1886 - 1941)

Herbert Arthur "Bert" Dargue (November 17, 1886 – December 12, 1941) was a career officer in the United States Army, reaching the rank of major general in the Army Air Forces. He was a pioneer mili...

10/13/2013 10/13/2013

Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Austell Cunningham (March 8, 1881 - May 27, 1939) was a United States Marine Corps officer who became the first Marine Corps aviator and the first Director of Marine Corps A...

8/13/2013 10/13/2013

Frederick C. Crawford MP (1891 - 1994)

Frederick Coolidge Crawford (March 19, 1891 - December 9, 1994) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He was also the president of Thompson Products, Inc. (which later became part of TRW)...

10/13/2013 10/13/2013

Laurence Cardee Craigie MP (1902 - 1994)

Laurence Carbee Craigie (January 26, 1902 – February 27, 1994), was a United States aviator and United States Air Force general. He became the first U.S. military jet pilot in 1942 when he piloted th...

10/13/2013 10/13/2013

Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager /ˈjeɪɡər/ (born February 13, 1923) is a retired major general in the United States Air Force and noted test pilot. He was the first pilot to travel faster than sound (19...

9/11/2008 10/12/2013

Wilbur Wright MP (1867 - 1912)

The Wright brothers -- Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912) -- were two Americans who are generally credited with inventing and building the world's f...

5/23/2007 10/12/2013

Orville Loren Wright MP (1871 - 1948)

The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two Americans who are generally credited with inventing and building the world's fir...

5/23/2007 10/12/2013

Lt. Colonel Edward H. White MP (1930 - 1967)

Edward Higgins White, II (Lt Col, USAF) (November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967) was an engineer, United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. On June 3, 1965, he became the first American to "w...

3/12/2012 10/12/2013

Wernher von Braun MP (1912 - 1977)

Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (* 23. März 1912 in Wirsitz, Provinz Posen, Deutsches Reich; † 16. Juni 1977 in Alexandria, Virginia, Vereinigte Staaten) war als deutscher und später U...

7/6/2009 10/12/2013

Hoyt Sanford Vandenberg (January 24, 1899 – April 2, 1954) was a U.S. Air Force general, its second Chief of Staff, and second Director of Central Intelligence. During World War II, Vandenberg ...

1/9/2012 10/12/2013

Nathan Farragut Twining, KBE (pronounced /ˈtwaɪnɪŋ/ TWY-ning; October 11, 1897 - March 29, 1982) was a United States Air Force General, born in Monroe, Wisconsin. He was Chief of Staff of the Unite...

3/5/2009 10/12/2013

Juan Terry Trippe MP (1899 - 1981)

Juan Terry Trippe (June 27, 1899 – April 3, 1981) was an American airline entrepreneur and pioneer, and the founder of Pan American World Airways, one of the world's most prominent airlines of the tw...

1/1/2011 10/12/2013

Admiral John Henry Towers MP (1885 - 1955)

John Henry Towers (January 30, 1885 – April 30, 1955) was a United States Navy admiral and pioneer naval aviator. He made important contributions to the technical and organizational development o...

10/7/2012 10/12/2013

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Paul Warfield Tibbets Born February 23, 1915 Quincy, Illinois Died November 1, 2007 (aged 92) Columbus, Ohio Allegiance United States of America Serv...

1/7/2009 10/12/2013

Lowell Thomas MP (1892 - 1981)

Lowell Thomas was a well known American writer, radio and television commentator, and travel author.He is best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous. So varied were Thomas's activities ...

1/2/2009 10/12/2013

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Rear Admiral James Bond Stockdale (NSN: 0-485624), United States Navy, for con...

3/29/2012 10/12/2013

James "Jimmy" Stewart MP (1908 - 1997)

"Jimmy", "מייטלנד Maitland"

Jimmy Stewart was one of Hollywood's most respected and admired stars during his long movie career. He won an Academy Award in 1940 and was considered by many critics to be one of the great leading m...

8/29/2008 10/12/2013

Lawrence Burst Sperry MP (1892 - 1923)

Lawrence Burst Sperry (born 22 December 1892; Chicago, Illinois, United States – died on or about 23 December 1923; English Channel) was an aviation pioneer. Biography He was the third son of gyr...

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Elmer Ambrose Sperry MP (1860 - 1930)

Elmer Ambrose Sperry (October 12, 1860 – June 16, 1930) was a prolific inventor and entrepreneur, most famous as co-inventor, with Herman Anschütz-Kaempfe of the gyrocompass. Sperry was born at C...

6/28/2011 10/12/2013

Robert Forman Six MP (1907 - 1986)

Robert Forman Six (June 25, 1907 - October 6, 1986) was the CEO of Continental Airlines from 1936 to 1981. Six's career began in the earliest days of U.S. commercial aviation. His determined, scrappy...

2/15/2012 10/12/2013

Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky MP (1889 - 1972)

"Игорь Иванович Сикорский"

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Igor Sikorsky (May 25, 1889 – October 26, 1972), born Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky was a Russian American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircra...

5/16/2010 10/12/2013

Astronaut Alan Shepard MP (1923 - 1998)

Wikipedia: Deutsch , English , Español , Français , Русский Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998)

4/9/2008 10/12/2013

Thomas Etholen Selfridge (February 8, 1882 – September 17, 1908) was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and the first person to die in a crash of a powered airplane. He was a passenger while Orville...

2/27/2011 10/12/2013

Wally Schirra MP (1923 - 2007)

. Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. (March 12, 1923 – May 3, 2007) was an American test pilot, United States Navy officer, and one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts chosen for the Project Mercury, America...

3/8/2012 10/12/2013

One of America's brightest media stars during the 1920s and '30s, Will Rogers did rope tricks while making pointed -- and humorous -- political observations. He signed on with the Ziegfield Follies in ...

8/20/2008 10/12/2013

Calbraith Perry Rodgers MP (1879 - 1912)

Calbraith Perry Rodgers (January 12, 1879 – April 3, 1912) was a pioneer American aviator who made the first transcontinental airplane flight across the U.S. from September 17 to November 5, 1911, a ...

7/8/2011 10/12/2013

Cliff Robertson MP (1923 - 2011)

Clifford Parker "Cliff" Robertson III (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011) was an American actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John F....

1/26/2013 10/12/2013

Sally Ride MP (1951 - 2012)

Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. Ride joined NASA in 1978, and in 1983 became the first American woman to enter space. On her fir...

7/23/2012 10/12/2013

Edward "Eddie" Rickenbacker, Medal of Honor MP (1890 - 1973)

"Eddie Rickenbacker", "Edward Rickenbacher"

With 26 aerial victories, Eddie Rickenbacker survived the war as America's "Ace of Aces." The former race car driver's 7 awards of the Distinguished Service Cross (an eighth was upgraded to the Medal o...

2/29/2012 10/12/2013

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Brig. General Robin Olds (USAF) MP (1922 - 2007)

"Triple Ace!"

Robin Olds (July 14, 1922 – June 14, 2007) was an American fighter pilot and general officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was a "triple ace", with a combined total of 16 victories in World War II and th...

6/3/2010 10/12/2013

Jack Northrop MP (1895 - 1981)

"Jack Northrop"

John Knudsen "Jack" Northrop (November 10, 1895 – February 18, 1981) was an American aircraft industrialist and designer, who founded the Northrop Corporation in 1939. Early years Born in Newar...

6/27/2011 10/12/2013