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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of John Richardson Alison
RLIN number: NXCP86-A4
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Aviation Project
Description: Pre-World War II training and experience in Army Air Corps; demonstrating P-40s in England; London during the Blitz; duty in Russia, Lend-Lease program with Russian Air Force; combat assignments in China, Burma, India theater of war; kamikaze attacks on Pacific Fleet; Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Air; Northrop Corporation. Recollections about Harry Hopkins, Generals Henry H. Arnold, Claire Chennault, and Orde Wingate.
Extent: Transcript: 132 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1960 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Alison, John Richardson, 1912-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1912
Speaker occupation: Aviator; Business executive
Age at speaking: 48
Document date: 1960
Interviewer: Leish, Kenneth W.
Organizations discussed: U.S. Army Air Force, 1918-1947
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautics, Military; Air pilots; Business; Executives; Government executives--United States; North America; U.S. Army Air Force, 1918-1947; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; Veterans; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Alison, John Richardson, 1912-; Aviation; Lend-lease operations (1941-1945); Northrop Corporation
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016702-12145