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Robert J. Collier Trophy

The Robert J. Collier Trophy is an annual aviation award administered by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association (NAA), presented to those who have made "the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year."

The trophy was not awarded in the period 1917-1920 due to the Great War. In 1944, the award was officially named after Robert J. Collier, who was an air sports pioneer and president of the Aero Club of America.

The Collier Trophy is regarded as the highest award in aviation and has been presented by the President of the United States to recipients at the White House.

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Alvarez, Luis Walter13-06-191101-09-1988 
Arnold, Henry Harley "Hap"25-06-188615-01-1950more