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Aviation and Airmanship awards recognize pilots and other aircrew for outstanding performance during combat and peacetime flight operations.
Eubank Award
The award is named in honor of Major General Eugene L. Eubank, who was Daedalian Founder Member No. 37. General Eubank was born on 2 December 1892 on the Texas-Oklahoma border and died in San Antonio, Texas, on 9 April 1997 at the age of 104. He commanded the 19th Bomb Group in WWII and retired as commander of the Air Force Technical Training Command. The award is presented annually to the top instructor pilot in the 12th Flying Training Wing. The Eubank trophy was designed by Sandy Miarecki and created with the help of Glenn Nordin and Bill Stewart. The first award was made in 1987. General Eubank’s daughter, hereditary Member Linda Eubank Tisdale, often helps present the award.
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Crane Award
The award is named for Col Carl J. Crane, who was one of the founding members of Stinsons Flight and the first Flight Captain in 1964. Carl Joseph Crane was born in San Antonio, Texas, on 20 October 1900 and died in San Antonio on 26 April 1982. He earned his wings at Kelly Field in 1925 and flew in the movie “Wings” in 1926. He won the MacKay trophy in 1937 for successfully making the first fully automatic aircraft landing. This award is presented annually to the top instructor pilot trainee in the 12th Flying Training Wing. The Crane trophy was designed by Bill Stewart and created with the help of Tom Bartley. The first award was made in 1983 and his widow, Pamela H. Crane, often helps to present the award.
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