2013 RIAHOF Dinner and Awards Ceremony was held on Friday, November 8, 2013.
Honorees for 2013 include a World War II fighter ace who flew with Chennault in China, a Naval Aviator who rose to leadership positions in three airlines, and a well-known philanthropist who was one of the first female flight instructors in the state. November 8th awardees have East Greenwich, North Kingstown, Providence, Newport, Wakefield and Charlestown connections, and include graduates of Moses Brown, Chariho and Hope High Schools, University of Rhode Island and Providence College.
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Group includes one of America’s most famous explorers; a pioneer aviation photographer and pilot; Rhode Island’s first Naval Aviator; three World War I fliers; a World War II bomber pilot who is buried in Moscow; and two World War II pilots who flew in China.
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