Statue, Thomas D. White National Defense Award, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1970

Statue, Thomas D. White National Defense Award, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1970

     

This Thomas D. White National Defense Award statue was received by Dr. Charles Stark Draper in 1970. Established in 1962 by the U.S. Air Force Academy, the award is given annually to an American citizen who is adjudged to have contributed most significantly to the national defense and security of the United States. Dr. Draper received the award on account of his work beginning in World War II on guidance, navigation, and control systems for aircraft, missiles, rockets, manned spacecraft, and naval ships. Dr. Draper donated a collection of his awards, including this one, to the National Collection in 1974.

Gift of Dr. Charles S. Draper

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Not Known

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
AWARDS-Trophies

Materials
Metal sculpture on wood base. Wood storage case.
Dimensions
3-D: 20.3 x 17.8 x 35.6cm (8 x 7 x 14 in.)

This Thomas D. White National Defense Award statue was received by Dr. Charles Stark Draper in 1970. Established in 1962 by the U.S. Air Force Academy, the award is given annually to an American citizen who is adjudged to have contributed most significantly to the national defense and security of the United States. Dr. Draper received the award on account of his work beginning in World War II on guidance, navigation, and control systems for aircraft, missiles, rockets, manned spacecraft, and naval ships. Dr. Draper donated a collection of his awards, including this one, to the National Collection in 1974.

Gift of Dr. Charles S. Draper

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Not Known

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
AWARDS-Trophies

Materials
Metal sculpture on wood base. Wood storage case.
Dimensions
3-D: 20.3 x 17.8 x 35.6cm (8 x 7 x 14 in.)

ID: A19800557000