Col. Harold R. Harris Receives Switlik Trophy

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At a 1943 dinner at the Wings Club, Colonel Harold R. Harris, commanding officer of the Air Transport Command (center), is presented the Switlik Trophy commemorating the first jump from an aircraft via parachute by Stanley Switlik (right) donor of the plaque and leading proponent of safety parachutes.  Capt. Harold L. Foster (left) President of the Caterpillar Club looks on.  

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