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Kármán, von, Theodore

Date of birth:
May 11th, 1881 (Budapest, Austro-Hungary)
Date of death:
May 6th, 1963 (Aachen, Germany)
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

1930-1949: Director of the Daniel Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at Caltech (GALCIT).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1941
"Leader in aerodynamics and aircraft design"
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1946

Awarded by President Harry Truman on April 15, 1946.
Legion of Merit - US Military
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1948
"For signal & eminent service in science. Conceptions influencing aeronautical design."

Awarded on:
1950
"For distinguished service to airpower in the field of science."
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1953
Awarded on:
November 2nd, 1955
Großes Verdienstkreuz mit Stern des Verdienstordens der BRD
Awarded on:
1955
"For long-continued leadership in the development of aerodynamic theory and its application to the practical problems of flight, in education in the aeronautical sciences, and in stimulating international cooperation in aeronautical research."
Period:
Korean War (1950-1953)
Awarded on:
1955
Awarded on:
1956
Medal of Freedom
Awarded on:
January 13th, 1956
For his work as President of AGARD.
Grootofficier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.2)
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1956
Awarded on:
1956
For his work as President of AGARD.
Commandeur de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Awarded on:
January 21st, 1958
For his work as President of AGARD.
Officier in de Leopoldsorde / Officier de l'Ordre de Léopold
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1961

Awarded by King Paul of Greece.
Basilikon Tagma toy Georgioya A - Commander
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1961
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1962
Awarded on:
1962
For contributions to the United States Air Force and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Advisory Group for Aeronautical Research and Development.

Citation: "For leadership in the science and engineering basic to Aeronautics, for distinguished counsel to the Armed Services, and for promoting international cooperation in science and engineering."

Awarded by President John F. Kennedy on 18 February 1963.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
"For participation in the work of the Division of War."

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