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Medal, National Geographic Society Hubbard Medal, Captain Orvil Anderson
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Bronze National Geographic Society Medal presented to Orvil Anderson; Obverse; relief of the globe depicted surrounded by embossed text "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY INCORPORATED A.D. 1888"; Reverse: embossed text "THE HUBBARD MEDAL AWARDED TO CAPTAIN ORVIL A. ANDERSON, U.S.A. FOR DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AS PILOT OF EXPLORER II OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS STRATOSPHERE EXPEDITION NOVEMBER 11, 1935 ATTAINING A WORLD ALTITUDE RECORD OF 72,395 FEET"
Donated by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.