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Collection Details


Collection Name: Aviation Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/avi.html
Dates Spanned: 1961-1961
Description: Those interviewed included designers, engineers, pilots and executives, stunt flyers, and barnstormers; their recitations are informal and seasoned with anecdote. Veterans of World War I describe the development of aerial warfare in that conflict. Scores of recollections trace the rapid progress of aviation between the two World Wars: commercial aviation, air mail development, record flights, technological improvements, air races and polar flights, gliders, and lighter-than-air crafts. General William Mitchell's campaign for strengthening military aviation and Charles Lindbergh's solo flight to Paris provide focal points for many accounts of this period.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 38
Interviews: [114 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Military; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: Air pilots, Military; Air warfare; Airplanes, Military; Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima, August 6, 1945; Battle of Britain, July-October 1940; Battles; Great Britain. Royal Air Force; History; Luftwaffe, Germany; U.S. Air Force; United Kingdom; United States; War; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Collection Code: OHC0000801