“The Wright Brothers” book earns author and historian 14th Annual National Aviation Hall of Fame Combs Gates Award
Combs died in December 2003 at age 90. There is no doubt he would be well pleased with the judges’ selection of The Wright Brothers. During the inaugural award ceremony at the NBAA convention held a month before his passing, Combs remarked, “Just as Neil’s gift inspired me to discover the secrets of the Wrights, I want to motivate a new generation of historians, researchers and preservationists to continue the process of clarifying and preserving our nation’s amazing air and space history for generations to come.”
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