1990 – Mr. Donald W. Douglas

Engineer, visionary and entrepreneur, Donald W. Douglas was a monumental figure in aviation history. His aircraft designs revolutionized commercial transportation. In the matter of military airlift, his impact was equally significant. The Douglas DC-3 became the C-47, the workhorse of World War II airborne communications. The larger DC-4, […]

1990 – Gen. Laurence S. Kuter

General Laurence S. Kuter served for 35 years as an officer of the Army, the Army Air Forces, and finally the United States Air Force. He was intimately involved in airlift during the period between 1945 and 1951, although he remained vitally interested in airlift and served as […]

1989 – Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner

General Tunner was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in June 1918 and from the Advanced Flying School at Kelly Field, Texas a year later. During the 1930s he served with various tactical and training units of the Army Air Corps. 1939 […]