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Michaud, Desiree "Jerry" Clifford, 1924-1982



  • Existence: 1924-1982

Biographical Note: Desiree Clifford Michaud

Desiree (also seen spelled as Deserie) Clifford "Jerry" Michaud was a naval aviator who served in World War II.

Born October 8, 1924 in Van Buren, Maine, Michaud later attended Louisiana State University for two years before leaving in 1942 to enlist in the United States Navy during World War II. Michaud was a naval pilot who flew a variety of planes, including the Lockheed P2V (P-2) Neptune. Michaud was stationed in the Pacific Theater and was in Japan for V-J Day and the following occupation. His military service also included time in Olathe, Kansas; Omaha, Nebraska; Shanghai, China and Guam. Michaud also served in the Korean War.

Jerry Michaud and Thelma McGraw were married in 1952. Michaud died in Fullerton, California on August 25, 1982.


Biography derived from collection and donor materials.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Desiree "Jerry" Clifford Michaud and Thelma Irene McGraw Papers

Identifier: 2016-11-01
Abstract Jerry Michaud (1924-1982) Michaud served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Naval pilot in the Pacific Theater. Thelma McGraw (1920-1996) She worked as a stewardess with United Airlines (UAL). The collection contains textual materials, black-and-white photographs, and ephemera associated with their 1942-1952 naval and commercial airline careers, respectively.

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