Society's prestigious Grover E. Bell award presented to the engineers of the Vertol Aircraft Company for the design, development and successful test flight of the Vertol 76, the first tilt wing aircraft to perform successful conversion. This year the presentation was made by Leston P. Faneuf, Bell Aircraft, and accepted by Lee Douglas of Vertol. In photo, Leston Faneuf presenting Grover E. Bell award to Lee Douglas for Vertol Engineering Staff at Forum 15th Awards.
VFS' (formerly AHS) 15th Annual Forum & Technology Display held at Sheraton Park Hotel in Washington, D. C. on May 7-9, 1959
Source: Vertiflite (AHS Newsletter) May 1959 (Vol.5, No.5)