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Clarence H. Mackay Trophy

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This object is on display in the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery exhibition at the National Mall building.


The Mackay Trophy was established in 1911 by Clarence H. Mackay, who was head of the Postal Telegraph-Commercial Cable Companies. It is administered by the National Aeronautic Association of the U.S.A. and is awarded yearly by the U.S. Air Force for the most meritorious flight of the year by an Air Force person, persons, or organization.

Gift of the National Aeronautic Association of the U.S.A.

1912 Lt. Henry H. Arnold
1913 2nd Lt. Joseph E. Carberry
2nd Lt. Fred Seydel
1914 Capt. Townsend F. Dodd
Lt. S. W. Fitzgerald
1915 Lt. B. Q. Jones
1916-17 No award
1918 Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker
1919 Lt. Belvin N. Maynard
Lt. Alexander Pearson Jr.
Lt. R. S. Northington
Capt. John O. Donaldson
Capt. Lowell H. Smith
Lt. Col. Harold E. Hartney
Lt. E. M. Manzelman
Lt. B. G. Bagby
Lt. D. B. Gish
Capt. F. Steinle
1920 Capt. St. Clair Streett
1st Lt. Clifford C. Nutt
2nd Lt. Eric H. Nelson
2nd Lt. C. H. Crumrine
2nd Lt. Ross C. Kirkpatrick
Sgt. Edmond Henriques
Sgt. Albert T. Vierra
Sgt. Joe E. English
1921 Lt. J. A. Macready
1922 Lt. J. A. Macready
Lt. O. G. Kelly
1923 Lt. J. A. Macready
Lt. O. G. Kelly
1924 Capt. Lowell H. Smith
1st Lt. Leslie P. Arnold
2nd Lt. John Harding Jr.
1st Lt. Leigh Wade
1st Lt. Eric H. Nelson
2nd Lt. Henry H. Ogden
1925 Lt. James H. Doolittle
Lt. Cyrus K. Bettis
1926 Pan American Good Will Flyers
1927 Lt. Albert F. Hegenberger
Lt. Lester J. Maitland
1928 Lt. Harry A. Sutton
1929 Capt. A. W. Stevens
1930 Maj. Ralph Royce
1931 Brig. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois
1932 11th Bombardment Squadron, March Field, Calif., 1st Lt. Charles H. Howard,
Commanding Officer
1933 Capt. Westside T. Larson
1934 Brig. Gen. Henry H. Arnold
1935 Capt. A. W. Stevens
Capt. O. A. Anderson
1936 Capt. Richard E. Nugent
1st Lt. Joseph A. Miller
1st Lt. Edwin G. Simenson
2nd Lt. William P. Ragsdale Jr.
2nd Lt. Burton W. Armstrong
2nd Lt. Herbert Morgan Jr.
Tech. Sgt. Gilbert W. Olson
Staff Sgt. Howard M. Miller
Cpl. Air Mechanic 2/c Frank B. Connor
1937 Capt. Carl J. Crane
Capt. George V. Holloman
1938 Lt. Col. Robert Olds, 2nd Bombardment Group
1939 Maj. Caleb V. Haynes
Maj. William D. Old
Capt. John A. Samford
1st Lt. Richard S. Freeman
1st Lt. Torgils G. Wold
Tech. Sgt. William J. Heldt
Tech. Sgt. Henry L. Hines
Tech. Sgt. David L. Spicer
Staff Sgt. Russell E. Junior
Staff Sgt. James E. Sands
M/Sgt. Adolph Cattarius
1940-46 No award
1947 Capt. Charles E. Yeager
1948 Lt. Col. Emil Beaudry
1949 Capt. James G. Gallagher and the fight crew of Lucky Lady II
1950 27th Fighter Wing
1951 Col. Fred J. Ascani
1952 Maj. Louis H. Carrington Jr.
Maj. Frederick W. Shook
Capt. Wallace D. Yancey
1953 40th Air Division, Strategic Air Command
1954 308th Bombardment Wing (M), 38th Air Division, Strategic Air Command
1955 Col. Horace A. Hanes
1956 Capt. Iven C. Kincheloe Jr.
1957 93rd Bombardment Wing, Strategic Air Command
1958 Tactical Air Command's Air Strike Force, X-Ray Tango
1959 U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
1960 6593rd Test Squadron, Hickham AFB, Hawaii
1961 Lt. Col. William R. Payne
Maj. William L. Polhemus
Maj. Raymond R. Wagener
1962 Maj. Robert. G. Sowers
Capt. Robert MacDonald
Capt. John T. Walton
1963 Capt. Warren P. Tomsett
Capt. John R. Ordemann
Capt. Donald R. Mack
Tech. Sgt. Edsol P. Inlow
Staff Sgt. Jack E. Morgan
Staff Sgt. Frank C. Barrett
1964 464th Troop Carrier Wing, Tactical Air Command
1965 YF-12A/SR-71 Test Force, Edwards AFB, Calif.
1966 Lt. Col. Albert R. Howarth
1967 Maj. John H. Casteel
Capt. Dean L. Hoar
Capt. Richard L. Trail
M/Sgt. Nathan C. Campbell
1968 Lt. Col. Daryl D. Cole
1969 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, Holloman AFB, N.Mex.
1970 Capt. Alan D. Milacek and his nine-man crew
1971 Lt. Col. Thomas B. Estes
Maj. Dewain C. Vick
1972 Capt. Richard S. Ritchie
Capt. Charles B. DeBellevue
Capt. Jeffrey S. Feinstein
1973 Operation Homecoming, Military Airlift Command Aircrews
1974 Maj. Roger J. Smith
Maj. David W. Peterson
Maj. Willard R. Macfarlane
1975 Maj. Robert W. Undorf
1976 Capt. James A. Yule
1977 Capt. David M. Sprinkel and his C-5 aircrew
1978 Lt. Col. Robert F. Schultz, Capt. Todd H. Hohberger, and their crews from the 436th Military Airlift Wing, Military Airlift Command
1979 Maj. James E. McArdle Jr.
1980 Crews S-21 and S-31, 644th Bombardment Squadron, Strategic Air Command
1981 Capt. John J. Walters
1982 B-52 Crew E-21, 19th Bombardment Wing, Strategic Air Command
1983 Capt. Robert J. Goodman and his KC-135 crew, 42nd Bombardment Wing, Strategic Air Command
1984 Lt. Col. James L. Hobson Jr.
1985 Lt. Col. David E. Faught
1986 Capt. Marc D. Felman
Capt. Thomas M. Ferguson
M/Sgt. Clarence Bridges Jr.
M/Sgt. Patrick S. Kennedy
M/Sgt. Gerald G. Treadwell
Tech. Sgt. Lester G. Bouler
Tech. Sgt. Gerald M. Lewis
Staff Sgt. Samuel S. Flores
Staff Sgt. Scott A. Helms
Staff Sgt. Gary L. Smith
1987 Detachment 15, Air Force Plant Representative Office and B-1B System
Program Office, Air Force Systems Command
1988 Military Airlift Wing C-5 Crew, Military Airlift Command
1989 98th Bombardment Wing B-1B Crew, Strategic Air Command
1990 AC-130H Crew, 16th Special Operations Squadron, Air Force Special
Operations Command
1991 MH-53J Pave Low Crew, 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., Air Force Special Operations Command
1992 C-130 Aircrew, 310th Airlift Squadron, Howard AFB, Panama, Air Combat
1993 B-52 Aircrew, 668th Bomb Squadron, Griffiss AFB, N.Y.
1994 HH-60G Aircrews 206 and 208, 56th Rescue Squadron, Keflavik NAS, Iceland,
Air Combat Command
1995 B-1B, BAT-01 Flight, 9th Bombardment Squadron, Dyess AFB, Tex., Air Combat
1996 B-52H, Duke 01 Flight, Combat Air Command
1997 MC-130H, 7th Special Operations Squadron, Crew of Whisk 05
1998 Air Force Rescue 470, 210th Rescue Squadron, Kulis ANGB, Anchorage, Alaska
1999 Capt. Jeffrey G. J. Hwang
2000 AIREVAC E10E1 and E10E2 Missions, 75th Airlift Squadron, 86th Aeromedical
Evac Squadron
2001 20th Special Operations Squadron KNIFE 04
2002 GRIM 31, 16th SOS
2003 VIJAY 10, 7th Airlift Squadron
2004 41st Rescue Squadron and 38th Rescue Squadron, Jolly 11 and Jolly 12
2005 Train 60
2006 Capt. Scott L. Markle
2007 Panther One One
Col. Charles L. Moore
Lt. Col. Stephen C. Williams
Capt. Lawrence T. Sullivan
Capt. Kristopher W. Struve

Donated by the National Aeronautic Association

Manufacturer: Tiffany and Co.

Date: 1911-present

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 106.7 x 61cm (42 x 24 in.)

Materials: Cup: Silver with Gold Lining Base: Mahogany

Physical Description:Gold lined silver cup 4 angels arms extended holding Wright military flyers; cup sitting on mahogany base with engraved silver plaques.

Inventory number: A19850370000

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