Bruce Florsheim worked for The Boeing Company for over four decades, from 1967 to 2008. At the time of his retirement, he was Vice President of Program Management Operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. As of 2019, Florsheim is a member of The Museum of Flight Docent Corps and has served as the Docent Leadership Committee (DLC) Chair and DLC Chair Emeritus.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Alexander, Robert -- oral history interview, 2017 September 15
Interview Summary Engineer Robert Alexander is interviewed about his career at Lockheed and his involvement with the Hubble Space Telescope. He discusses his three decades at Lockheed from the 1950s to the 1980s and shares details about his role as a design engineer for the Hubble and other spacecraft equipment. Topics discussed include his personal background, the development and legacy of the Hubble, and his work as a Museum of Flight docent.
Carson, Scott -- oral history interview, 2017 December 01
Interview Summary Retired Boeing executive Scott Carson is interviewed about his life and career. He discusses his lifelong interest in aviation and his nearly four decades at the Boeing Company, from his initial job as an engineering aid to his role as CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He also shares stories about his father, Boeing test pilot Harold Carmen “Kit” Carson. Topics discussed include his personal background, his experiences with Boeing Defense and Boeing Commercial, his involvement with various...
Lawrence, Wendy -- oral history interview, 2017 June 30
Interview Summary Astronaut Wendy Lawrence is interviewed about her military service and spaceflight career during the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. She describes key assignments from her U.S. Navy service, such as her time as a helicopter pilot and her time as a physics instructor at the Naval Academy. She then discusses her experiences as a mission specialist with NASA’s Space Shuttle program and shares details about her four spaceflight missions: STS-67, STS-86, STS-91, and STS-114. Topics discussed include...
Nelms, Dick A. -- oral history interview, 2017 March 17
Interview Summary U.S. Army Air Forces veteran Richard “Dick” Alan Nelms is interviewed about his service as a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress copilot and pilot during World War II. He describes his wartime experiences with the 710th Bombardment Squadron of the 447th Bombardment Group and recounts notable events from his service in the European Theater. Topics discussed include his training and service history, bombing missions over Germany, his thoughts on handling fear in combat situations, and his involvement...
Olsson, Thomas W. -- oral history interview, 2018 October 24
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran Thomas W. “Tom” Olsson is interviewed about his military service as a helicopter pilot with the United States Army. He discusses his combat tours in Southeast Asia flying the Bell AH-1 Cobra gunship and describes his later assignments as a flight instructor for the Cobra and the Hughes AH-64 Apache. He also touches on his post-military careers with Rockwell Collins and the Boeing Company and on his volunteer work at The Museum of Flight.
Wellman, Dave C. -- oral history interview, 2018 May 18
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran David C. “Dave” Wellman is interviewed about his military service and engineering career. He discusses his experiences as a bomber pilot with the United States Air Force and describes his combat tours in Vietnam flying the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. He then discusses his post-military career with the Boeing Company and his work on various armament integration programs, such as the SRAM (short-range attack missile) and ALCM (air-launched cruise missile). The interview...
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