DR. PAUL E. GARBER, HEAD CURATOR AND HISTORIAN, NATIONAL AIR MUSEUM
For 38 years of outstanding service to youth and their education in aviation by planning, providing, and displaying education exhibits in the National Air Museum.
DR. EVAN EVANS
For outstanding service to aviation education as the Executive Director of the National Aerospace Education Council, and as a teacher and school administrator with a national reputation in aviation education.
EDWIN A. LINK
Whose inventive genius has resulted in the development of simulators and other devices which directly contributed to the education of hundreds of thousands of aviators and whose unselfish dedication to aviation education resulted in his establishing and liberally endowing the Link Foundation which will provide, for years to come, financial support for students and research in the field of aviation education and training.
RAY O. MERTES
For distinguished and unselfish service to the youth of America through his leadership in the field of aviation as a school administrator, lecturer, author and director of the School and College Services of United Airlines.
WILLIS C. BROWN
For services rendered in seeking, through group action, to interest more youths in some phase of aviation through classroom and experience-type programs.
DR. JOHN H. FURBAY, DIRECTOR, AIR WORLD EDUCATION, TRANS WORLD AIRLINES
For his outstanding contribution to the development of air youth in the field of education and training through his effective and inspirational series of talks to teachers about the responsibilities of citizenship in the air age.
DR. LESLIE A. BRYAN, DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF AVIATION, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Dr. Bryan, author of numerous books and articles on many aviation subjects, specifically developed a program for students and the faculty of the University of Illinois, which has supervised the training of over 7,000 without a single injury.
CIVIL AIR PATROL
In recognition of the thousands of volunteer Civil Air Patrol members who have unselfishly devoted their time and effort in the development of the CAP Cadet and Teaching Training Program.
DR. HAROLD E. MEHRENS, SUPERVISOR OF THE AVIATION EDUCATION PROGRAM, CIVIL AERONAUTICS ADMINISTRATION
Dr. Mehrens conducted ground school courses of the CAA's Civil Pilot Training Program and prepared instructional material in navigation and meteorology, and qualified for all seven of the ground school ratings. He served with CAA's foreign national program, authored numerous magazine articles and books including "Adventures in Aviation Education."
SENIOR LT. JOHN H. BURTON, USN
For inspiring and effective leadership in planning and carrying out the 1950 air youth education and model airplane programs of the U.S. Navy.