Steve Ellis is a member of The Museum of Flight Docent Corps. He worked as a sports reporter and freelance writer from 1967 to 1992, and served as an intelligence officer for the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve for thirty years. He is the son of Robert Ellis, an aviation mechanic and co-pilot who worked for United Air Lines and their early subsidiaries. His father’s stories about the Golden Age of Aviation instilled in him a lifelong love of aviation history.
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Bloch, Paul S. -- oral history interview, 2019 June 4
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran Paul S. Bloch is interviewed about his military service with the United States Navy. He discusses his experiences as a CIC (combat information center) officer and as a bombardier/navigator for the Grumman A-6 Intruder aircraft. Topics discussed include his combat cruises during the Vietnam War; his assignments with Attack Squadrons 52 (VA-52), 115 (VA-115), 128 (VA-128), and 165 (VA-165); and his experiences with various ordnance. He also touches briefly on his later career...
Marich, Jim -- oral history interview, 2017 July 18
Interview Summary World War II veteran James “Jim” Marich is interviewed about his service as a flight engineer aboard the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. He discusses his wartime experiences with the 869th Bombardment Squadron of the 497th Bombardment Group, U.S. Army Air Forces, while stationed in Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands) during 1944 and 1945. He also touches briefly on his post-war engineering career with the Sundstrand Corporation (Illinois). Topics discussed include his training and service history, his...
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