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Founder and president of California Charter of the OX5 Club of America

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Named Honorary Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots 

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Received official welcome back to New York City by Mayor Jimmy Walker 

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Commissioned colonel on the military staff of the governor of Oklahoma, Gov. William H. Murray 

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Commissioned lieutenant colonel on the military staff of the governor of Texas, Gov. Miriam A. Ferguson 

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Logged 20,000+ flight hours in twenty years 

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President of OX5 Club of America (later named “OX5 Aviation Pioneers”) 

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Named “Honorary Citizen of West Berlin” for beating the speed record for a flight from United States to Berlin 

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Honoree of parade in Oklahoma after setting transatlantic speed record and recipient of a special honor presented by Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and Mayor 

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Honored by Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and Mayor William Bryce for setting transatlantic speed record 

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Commissioned a Texas Ranger by Governor Ferguson

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Awarded one-of-a-kind U.S. Air Force citation for his service in teaching young pilots how to fly a P-38 during WWII, using the revolutionary “piggyback” method 

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Recipient of the Navy League Award

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Named Honorary Member, U.S. Navy Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Four (VX-4) Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California

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Named Honorary Member, U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151), Naval Air Station Miramar

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Named Honorary Signal Officer, USS Enterprise (CVN-65)

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Received at the White House in the Oval Office by four U.S. presidents: Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Lyndon Baines Johnson 

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Honored in the International Forest of Friendship, a memorial to the history of aviation and aerospace in Atchison, Kansas, birthplace of Amelia Earhart 

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Inducted into the Oklahoma Air and Space Hall of Fame for his contributions to aviation 

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Inducted into the OX5 Aviation Pioneers Hall of Fame 

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Featured in the “Golden Age of Flight” exhibit (1919 - 1939) at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (1984 –)

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Honored with proclamation of “Dorothy and Jimmie Mattern Day”, City of Palm Desert, California (May 16, 1987)

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Wings enshrined on the “Famous Fliers Wall” of the Aviator’s Chapel at The Mission Inn in Riverside, California 

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Named Honorary Pioneer of Alaska, Igloo #4, Fairbanks, Alaska 

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Named “Honorary Crop Duster”, along with Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, by the California Agricultural Aircraft Association 

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Received the OX5 Aviation Pioneers’ Distinguished Service Award

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Jimmie’s Lockheed 12A was featured on the cover of the Smithsonian 1986 calendar

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Featured in the Russian Transpolar Flight and Robert W. Stevens Alaskan Aviation collections at The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington 

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