T. A. WILSON
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Boeing Company. For distinguished and enduring contributions to the growth of American aviation as an essential element of national security and economic growth.
SENATOR JENNINGS RANDOLPH
For his distinguished support of aviation in the U.S. by successful initiation and advocacy of major aviation legislation over more than three decades of service in Congress, and as an airline executive.
IRA C. EAKER
For 60 years of significant public service: as pioneer flyer, military leader, industry executive, and as a persuasive interpreter of aviation to the American people through the written and spoken word.
WILLIAM ALLAN PATTERSON
For his contributions to the development of safe and efficient air transportation over the past half century.
CLARENCE L. (KELLY) JOHNSON
For his vital and enduring contributions over a period of 40 years to the design and development of military and commercial aircraft.
DR. RICHARD T. WHITCOMB
For his innovative research through the years which has led to major advancements in high speed flight and continued technological leadership of U.S. aviation.
SENATOR BARRY M. GOLDWATER
For his leadership and inspiration to all elements of aviation in the United States, both military and civilian, and for serving as an articulate spokesman for American aviation and space in the Congress and throughout the world.
JOHN H. SHAFFER
In recognition of his outstanding leadership of the worldwide operations of the Federal Aviation Administration, which has greatly enhanced all aspects of U.S. aviation to the benefit and safety of the general public and of all who fly.
SENATOR HOWARD W. CANNON
For his continuing energetic advocacy of, and lasting contributions to, the development and use of aviation, both as a viable national transportation system and as an essential element in maintaining a strong military posture.
C. R. SMITH
For significant public service of enduring value in development of military and civil air transportation and for his contributions as a dynamic leader and articulate spokesman for U.S. aviation progress.