World War, 1939-1945
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Non-preferred terms: European War, 1939-1945 ; Second World War, 1939-1945 ; World War 2, 1939-1945 ; World War II, 1939-1945 ; World War Two, 1939-1945 ; WW II (World War, 1939-1945) ; WWII (World War, 1939-1945)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Jackson, Jim -- oral history interview, 2014 September 23
Interview Summary Aviation mechanic James “Jim” Hawthorne Jackson is interviewed about his life and military service. Particular focus is given to Jackson’s time with the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, when he worked as a B-29 mechanic in the United States and Guam. Afterwards, Jackson discusses his involvement with The Museum of Flight’s Restoration Center and his work restoring various aircraft, including the Museum’s B-29 Superfortress and Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star.Introduction and...
Latter, Barry C. -- oral history interview, 2015 October 28
Interview Summary Aeronautical engineer Barry Latter is interviewed about his decade-spanning career in the aviation industry. He describes his education in propulsion engineering and his early work experiences during the 1950s and 1960s with the Blackburn and General Aircraft Company and the Hawker Siddeley Group. He then discusses his emigration to the United States from England and his subsequent career with the Boeing Company, where he worked on the 747, 757, 767, and 737 Next Generation. The interview...
Polocz, Joseph -- oral history interview, 2014 October 22
Interview Summary World War II veteran Joseph Polocz is interviewed about his military service and his expertise in mechanics and machine restoration. He describes his wartime experiences as a member of the Royal Hungarian Army and Royal Hungarian Air Force, his time in a French prisoner-of-war camp, and his post-war life as a laborer in Germany and France. He then discusses his immigration to the United States and his technician career with Philco and RCA. The interview concludes with an overview of Polocz’s...
Taylor, Dick -- oral history interview, 2014 February 13
Interview Summary Aeronautical engineer Richard W. “Dick” Taylor is interviewed about his 50-year career at the Boeing Company, which spanned the 1940s to the early 1990s. He discusses his experiences as a test pilot and design engineer for the company and describes notable projects from his career, including his work on the B-47 Stratojet, Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser, and Model 737 and his development of ETOPS (Extended Range Twin Engine Operations). He also touches on his service as a U.S Army liaison pilot...
Wygle, Brien S. -- oral history interview, 2013 November 13
Interview Summary Test pilot Brien Wygle is interviewed about his decade-spanning career in the aviation industry. He describes his flight experiences prior to his work at Boeing, including his RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) service as a transport pilot during and after World War II and his time as an airline pilot with Queen Charlotte Airlines. He then discusses his test pilot career at the Boeing Company and his involvement with various aircraft, including the Boeing B-47 Stratojet, B-52 Stratofortress, Model...