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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Francis T. Evans
RLIN number: NXCP88-A158
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Aviation Project
Description: Stunt flying in 1915 San Francisco Exposition; first seaplane flight, 1915 Pensacola; structure and faults of early planes; submarine spotting; K-3 balloon adventures, 1916; looping the Curtiss N-9; World War I: Curtiss factory in Buffalo, training in Newport News, establishment of Naval Air Training Station, Cape May 1917, by ship to Sea Plane Base 13 in Azores, 1918, sub chasing and depth bombing, training recruits in Miami; Quantico; 1925 flight over continental divide and crash landing; 1928 crash in Haiti, consequences; jet flight in 1950s; theory of harmonic flight.
Extent: Transcript: 37 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part II, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1960 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Evans, Francis T., -1974
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Marine Corps aviator
Document date: 1960
Interviewer: Leish, Kenneth W.
Organizations discussed: U.S. Marine Corps
Historical events discussed: World War I, 1914-1918
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautics; Aeronautics, Military; Air pilots; North America; Oral history; U.S. Marine Corps; United States; World War I, 1914-1918
Topics discussed - Other terms: Aeronautics--Accidents; Evans, Francis T., d. 1974; World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019445-14888