John Barth is a member of The Museum of Flight Docent Corps, which he joined in 2016. He has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry, including manufacturing, supervision and management, and research and development.
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Baker, Sydney J. -- oral history interview, 2019 August 29
Interview Summary Engineer Sydney Baker is interviewed about his life and his decade-spanning career in the aviation industry. He discusses his work at Vickers-Armstrongs in the 1940s and 1950s and his subsequent engineering jobs with Canadair and the Boeing Company. Projects discussed include the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) program, the AOA (Airborne Optical Adjunct) program, and guided missile development. He also shares his experiences as a Museum of Flight docent and his restoration work on...
Church, Roy -- oral history interview, 2017 November 16
Davenport, Arthur K. -- oral history interview, 2019 June 26
Interview Summary Engineer Arthur K. Davenport is interviewed about his career in the aviation and aerospace industries. He discusses his work at Hamilton Standard during the 1960s and 1970s, focusing in particular on the design and development of the Apollo spacesuit’s Life Support System backpack. He also discusses his subsequent engineering career with Boeing and his experiences as a Designated Engineering Representative (DER) for the Federal Aviation Administration. Davenport’s wife (Wendy) and son (Chris)...
Farmer, Jim -- oral history interview, 2017 October 26
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran James “Jim” Farmer is interviewed about his military service as a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress pilot. He discusses his wartime experiences in Southeast Asia, including his participation in Operations Linebacker I and Linebacker II, and shares other highlights from his U.S. Air Force service. He also discusses his involvement with The Museum of Flight and his work on Project Welcome Home, the Museum’s campaign to construct a memorial park paying tribute to Vietnam War veterans.
Mennella, Bruce -- oral history interview, 2020 January 28
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran Bruce Mennella is interviewed about his life and military service. He discusses his career with the United States Navy, focusing particularly on his time as an air intelligence office with Fighter Squadron VF-114 on board the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). He also touches on his experiences growing up in Washington State during the 1950s and 1960s and on his post-military career managing a car dealership in Seattle.
Phelan, Herb -- oral history interview, 2018 February 22
Interview Summary Aeronautical engineer Herb Phelan is interviewed about his career in the aviation industry and his involvement in several aircraft restoration projects. He discusses his work with various aviation companies and his career at Boeing, circa 1950s-1990s. Projects discussed include the 727, 747, SST (Supersonic Transport), Minuteman III missile, and the AWACS program. He then discusses his restoration work on the Boeing Model 80A, the B-17F Flying Fortress, and the B-29 Superfortress. All three of...
Platt, James H. -- oral history interview, 2018 May 04
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran James H. Platt is interviewed about his decade-spanning career with the United States Air Force. He discusses his training and experiences as a military pilot, including his wartime service in Southeast Asia piloting Sikorsky HH-3E helicopters, known as Jolly Green Giants, during air rescue missions. He also describes other notable assignments from his career, such as his support flights at the Eastern Test Range (Florida), his time as a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress commander,...
Redmon, Bill -- oral history interview, 2018 March 27
Interview Summary Naval aviator Bill Redmon is interviewed about his 27-year career with the United States Navy. He discusses his training and experiences as a pilot, landing signal officer, and commander and shares details about his combat tours during the Korean War and Vietnam War. He also discusses other notable assignments from his service and his experiences with various aircraft, including the Vought F4U Corsair, the Douglas A3D (A-3) Skywarrior, and the McDonnell F3H (F-3) Demon. The interview concludes...
Ulmer, Donald M. -- oral history interview, 2017 June 19
Interview Summary Submariner and author Donald M. “Don” Ulmer is interviewed about his life and military service. He discusses his 32-year career with the United State Navy and describes his experiences aboard various submarines, including the USS Clamagore (SS-343), Halfbeak (SS-353), Barracuda (SSK-1), Patrick Henry (SSBN-599), and Corporal (SS-346). He also shares aviation-themed stories from his childhood, such as his first airplane flight in a Stinson SR Reliant and witnessing the Hindenburg crash in New...
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