First Captain William J. Kossler, USCG Award presented

Saturday, April 28, 1951 - Washington D.C., United States of America



The Kossler Award, established in 1951, is given for the greatest achievement in the practical application or operation of a vertical flight aircraft, the value of which has been demonstrated by actual service during the preceding year. The award honors the memory of a US Coast Guard airman, aeronautical engineer, and early advocate of helicopters in search and rescue operations.

The first award was presented to Col. Richard T. Knight, USAF.

A list of all winners of the award is provided on the AHS web site.



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