Harold Gatty Receives the Distinguished Flying Cross

Gatty receives the Distinguished Flying Cross from President Herbert Hoover at the White House on August 18, 1932.  This was an exceptional honor for a noncitizen. Hoover offered to push special legislation to grant U.S. citizenship to Tasmanian-born Gatty, but he refused the offer.

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Presented by President Herbert Hoover at the White House on August 18, 1932.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: August 18, 1932
Image Taken: White House, Washington, DC, United States
Credit: United Press International
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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Presented by President Herbert Hoover at the White House on August 18, 1932.