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Chenoweth, Oscar I.



  • Existence: 1917-1968

Oscar I. Chenoweth was born July 17, 1917 in Salem, Oregon. He joined the United States Navy in 1939 and graduated from flight training in 1941. After his initial assignment as a flight instructor, he went on to serve with a number of squadrons, including Composite Squadron 21 (VC-21) in the Aleutian Islands, Fighting Squadron 38 (VF-38) in the Solomon Islands, and Fighting Squadron 17 (VF-17) in the South Pacific. Chenoweth remained in the military after the war and retired as a commander in 1954. In his civilian life, he worked for Chance Vought and as a manufacturing representative for a food service company. He passed away in 1968.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

Identifier: 2002-02-13-OralHist
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.

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