White House Photographs
Following the presentation of the Robert J. Collier Trophy to Vice Admiral William F. Raborn, Jr. Seated (L-R): President of the National Aeronautic Association Jacqueline Cochran, Vice Admiral Raborn, Mildred T. Raborn, and President John F. Kennedy (sitting in rocking chair). Standing in the center (L-R): Secretary of the Navy John Connally (behind General Twining), Chairman of the Collier Trophy Committee General Nathan F. Twining (wearing a dark suit), Vice Chief of Naval Operations Vice Admiral James S. Russell (behind General Twining), an unidentified man, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency Najeeb Halaby, an unidentified woman, and Congressman Clarence Cannon (Missouri). News reporters are in the background, including White House correspondent for United Press International (UPI), Helen Thomas (far left, holding a note pad and pencil). Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C.